CINCINNATI - People with a family history of dementia know the first signs can be subtle and even a doctor can miss the early warnings.
Research shows early diagnosis and treatments of dementia have the best outcomes.
The Ohio State University is offering a free test to screen for dementia online. Dr. Douglas Scharre, an Alzheimer’s expert at OSU's Wexner Medical Center, developed the 12-question test.
Dr. Scharre uses this tests on his patients with dementia.
According to the website, you may want to take the SAGE test if you are concerned that you might have cognitive issues. Or you may wish to have your family or friends take the test if they are having memory or thinking problems. The difficulties listed can be early signs of cognitive and brain dysfunction.