Alzheimer's test taps into our personal compasses

04/29/2013 | Brandon Sun (Manitoba), The

Drawing on her mother's experience with Alzheimer's disease, Zahra Moussavi -- a biomedical engineer at the University of Manitoba in Canada -- has produced a video game that may provide better detection of the disease in its earliest, most treatable stages. The key is testing for "egocentric orientation" skills, a kind of internal compass that is often the first mental capacity to go as Alzheimer's sets in.

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Brandon Sun (Manitoba), The

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