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Press Releases from DST (4 total)

07-10-2019 | Health & Medicine
DST

Dementia begins in the mid-40s - early detection crucial

We know today that those who will probably be demented in 15 to 20 years are already experiencing their first brain changes today. In other words, in many people it is already clear at the age of 40 to 50 whether they start to develop dementia. Fortunately, our brain can compensate individual deficits so well for 15 to 20 years that the affected person and the environment do not notice
02-11-2019 | Health & Medicine
DST

Dementia test predicts disease 18 years before symptoms

• Multi-dimensional cognitive tests detect restrictions at least 18 years prior to clinical Dementia symptoms. • Good therapy options exist for this pre-symptomatic phase. It has been known for several years that cognitive tests can "predict" dementia 10-12 years prior to clinical symptoms - or more precisely: they can recognize initial limitations in people who are not clinically conspicuous / symptomatic in everyday life, but who are later diagnosed with dementia. The
01-08-2019 | Health & Medicine
DST

Early Dementia detection via App receives medical device status

- The DST (Dementia Screening Test) App has been recognized by Health Authorities as a Medical Device. - Early Dementia stages are reliably detected, before the brain damages become irreversible. - Sensitivity above 96%, significantly higher than with the established tests (e.g., MMSE 71%). Dementia is a rapidly increasing social problem of a rapidly aging society. Because until today, there is no effective therapy for advanced stages of dementia. Therefore, effective screening
12-11-2018 | Health & Medicine
DST

New App detects dementia risks early

• The App is certified as a Medical Device. • Early stages are reliably detected, before the brain damage becomes irreversible. • Sensitivity above 96%, significantly higher than with the established tests (e.g., MMSE 71%). • Now available for free during pre-launch. Dementia is a rapidly increasing social problem of a rapidly aging society. Because until today there is no effective therapy for advanced stages of dementia. Therefore, effective screening tests are needed to detect early stages