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Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination Promises to Detect Alzheimer's

SAGE is an online test that promises to detect the early stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Developed by researchers at The Ohio State University, the test is designed to be done at home and then taken to a physician for formal evaluation.The most recent study looked at SAGE and its effectiveness in a community setting, and determined that it is a reliable and efficient way to detect early cognition issues in a large group setting. Learn more. What is SAGE? SAGE stands for the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Exam, and was formulated to detect the earliest signs of cognitive impairment. It was developed by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.The test uses only pen...
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Presence Care Project: A New Approach for Dementia Caregivers

Many forms of job training out there focus exclusively on the skills involved. Where caretaking is concerned, however, that's not nearly enough – the job is so stressful, and skills alone don't ease the burden. Enter the Presence Care approach. Learn more about this new approach for dementia caregivers.Facts about Dementia Caregivers All forms of caretaking are demanding, but the role of dementia caregiver takes a special toll. The numbers are stark:Dementia caregivers who suffer from clinical depression: 40% Dementia caregivers who rate the emotional stress of caregiving as "high" or "very high": 60%Fortunately, there are a growing number of outside resources available to dementia caregivers that can help connect them to resources and other members of...
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