Another dementia-related publication is out, named “R4Alz-Revised: A Tool Able to Strongly Discriminate ‘Subjective Cognitive Decline’ from Healthy Cognition and ‘Minor Neurocognitive Disorder’”.
The aim of the current study is the R4Alz battery’s extension (namely R4Alz-R), enhanced by the design and administration of extra episodic memory tasks, as well as extra cognitive control tasks, towards improving the overall R4Alz discriminant validity. According to the results, the R4Alz-R has a perfect discriminant potential to differentiate people with SCD from HC as well as HC from MCI, and an excellent discriminant potential between SCD and MCI. According to our results, the SCD seems to be a separate diagnostic category which differs quantitatively from healthy adults and people with MCI, as we provided objective, measurable cutoff scores. The above findings enhance the hypothesis that people with SCD comprise a group at risk, and therefore, specific preventing strategies have to be implemented.
Check out more here https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4418/13/3/338.
Furthermore, the tests are freely available online in the following link: http://r4alz-online.issel.ee.auth.gr/
With the collaboration of School of Psychology, Laboratory of Neurodegenerative Diseases, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and 1st Department of Neurology, AUTH, as well as the Day Center “Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (GAADRD)”.