Testing for Alzheimer’s Disease can often be costly and include tests such as an MRI and spinal tap. Researchers at The Ohio State University Medical Center have created a test called SAGE, Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination, which takes 15 minutes to administer in the doctor’s office and costs only pennies. The examination tests memory and cognitive ability and is an early, cheap predictor of the potential for Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Douglas Scharre was interviewed.
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