de-dramatize by screening?

Maybe offer some kind of screening model / test
to all individuals on given occasions?
The aim should be both to identify the patients, but to the same extent, with the aim of de-dramatizing a memory test etc.
This might lead to that those who are worried actually book time for investigation outside the screening program.

Comments
  • I agree that a test that everybody goes through at some point in life would offer a possibility to reach risk groups earlier. If there was a common test for everybody, it would "normalize" dementia screening. I wonder how we could encourage people who show early signs of dementia in that test to continue further testing? How could we help them overcome the fear or denial?

  • Björn Arvidsson Challenge Creator 8 months ago

    Maybe a web test through facebook or other social media - making it a gamification? How can it reach the right audience?

  • Annika Norén 8 months ago

    Interesting idea! Seems like technology is there (http://www.altoida.com/) but how to break denial and fear? To start with, maybe it should screen neurocognitive disorders in general (several games?) and not talk about "dementia" or "Alzeheimer's" specifically? Also what happens when you get the result? How create a low threshold for call to action?

  • Marc Sommar 7 months ago

    Today women in certain ages get a ”call for celltest” to detect cervical cancer. Could everybody in certain age groups be invited to a yearly AD game?








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