A new device that could spot the early signs of Alzheimer's is currently being developed. The Early Detection of Neurodegenerative diseases (Edon) project is being supported by Alzheimer's Research UK, and has already won funding from Microsoft's co-founder, Bill Gates. Researchers will start by analysing data from studies into the condition, which will then be used to design a prototype for a wearable design (like a smartwatch), in the next three years. The wearable device will collect data like gait, heart rate and sleep patterns, and scientists hope they can use it to spot the condition, years before symptoms appear. This is extremely important as advanced Alzheimer's is generally irreversible, which makes early diagnosis crucial.
Alzheimer's disease is on the rise and every 3 seconds, someone in the world seems to have been developing it. Since there is no cure yet to stop or slow down its progression, it can be wise to prevent it in the first place. Nowadays there are several genetic testing companies that can identify your risk for diseases like Alzheimer's. Here are a few ways that can help prevent Alzheimer's: Also, several autopsies have found that a majority of people with Alzheimer's disease also had cardiovascular diseases. It is assumed that plaques and tangles present in the brain can remain in the brain and not show any symptoms unless there is evidence of vascular diseases.
Researchers have developed software that detects Alzheimer's using artificial intelligence (AI) at 95% accuracy. Stevens Institute of Technology researchers have developed software that detects subtle changes in Alzheimer's patients' languages. Also, it can explain the diagnosis and allows physicians to re-check the findings. "This is a real breakthrough," said Stevens Institute of Technology lead researcher K.P. Subbalakshmi adding that we are "opening an exciting new field of research." Subbalakshmi is the founding director of the Stevens Institute of Artificial Intelligence as well as an electrical and computer engineering professor at the Charles V. Schaeffer School of Engineering.