Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Cantab Mobile Dementia Test Approved by FDA

Your doctor should be administering something like this to establish a baseline for you. You have a fairly good chance of getting dementia post-stroke. But I bet your doctor has NO dementia prevention protocol.

1. A documented 33% dementia chance post-stroke from an Australian study?   May 2012.

2. Then this study came out and seems to have a range from 17-66%. December 2013.

3. A 20% chance in this research.   July 2013.

4. A 2-fold increase in dementia risk in this study    Jan. 2017 

Cantab Mobile Dementia Test Approved by FDA 

FDA approval of a new dementia test has taken Alzheimer's detection a giant step forward. Called "Cantab Mobile", the test is a short, sensitive memory assessment. See how 10 minutes on a tablet promises to revolutionize dementia care today.  
CANTAB Mobile is designed to detect clinically-relevant memory impairment in older adults at the point of care. It includes a computerised test of visuospatial associative learning (CANTAB PAL) to assess episodic memory with optional mood and functional assessments, which can help to detect symptoms of depression and problems with performing regular activities of daily living.

The touchscreen test, which takes under 10 minutes to complete, can be self-administered using voiceover instructions in over 20 languages with automatic scoring, accounting for age, gender and education level. All results can be accessed in a simple to interpret, one-page physician’s report using a traffic-light output for memory and mood outputs.

Since being classified as a European Medical Device in 2013, CANTAB Mobile has been used routinely to assess over 26,000 patients in the UK who had concerns about their memory or were considered by their physician to be at increased risk of dementia. The test is based on 30 years of research into Alzheimer’s disease and over 500 peer-reviewed papers including independent studies demonstrating how the CANTAB Mobile memory assessment is sensitive to detecting the earliest signs of prodromal Alzheimer's disease years before a clinical diagnosis1.

The 510(k) clearance for CANTAB Mobile allows Cambridge Cognition to market the medical device for commercial distribution in the U.S. where significant interest in the product has developed among primary and secondary care organisations and corporate health providers.

Dr. Steven Powell, Chief Executive Officer, Cambridge Cognition, commented:
“There is a great unmet need for effective near patient assessment tools to assess memory impairment. CANTAB Mobile is an established and proven digital health product and we are delighted to announce the 510(k) clearance. Access to the large US healthcare market combined with the recent investment in our U.S. operation will strengthen the Company’s revenue and continued growth.”


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