Idea for challenge:
THE ALZHEIMER’S CHALLENGE

Building on:

  • Anonymous testing for Alzheimer’s to remove stigma

    This proposal is about anonymous testing for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease.

    This will allow to remove stigma and fears and empower oneself with a

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Self test

A self-test, can be digital. In the future maybe a self-test for biomarkers.
People with dementia know and are worried, but do not want to accept the disease and book time at their usual doctor or at the hospital.
The denial is also linked to shame of not be in control.
A self-test confirming the suspicion and giving a recommendation to treat the disease at an early stage.
The answer should in some way be evaluated and linked to medical clinics in the country. The clinics do not have to be at the hospital it could be separate clinics.

Comments
  • Cecilie Hilmer 10 months ago

    Yes, good idea to enable people to make the tests themselves! But, which kind of test do you think is better (feasible, viable and/or desirable), digital or using biomarkers? And, what do you do when the test comes back positive?

  • Anna Pedersen 10 months ago

    Hi, That's way I think the result - in some way - should be linked to medical clinics that be responsible for the follow up. I think maybe smaller clinics, not the hospitals. Perhaps a development area for new clinics as well..

  • It is very important to receive support once you are informed about the diagnosis. Maybe, although the test could be administered independently, the results could be communicated by a professional? Being a psychologist myself, I feel it is crucial to "be there" for the preson who gets a dementia disease diagnosis.

  • Antonella 10 months ago

    Self testing is a good idea but for a later stage, Once the medical and health system knows how to manage this disease. For now, we should use available biomarkers, anonymous test if wished and doctor advice afterwards. All driven by media/ awareness campaigns for early detection








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