Scientists are on the way to develop a new medical technology, which they claimed would help diagnose dementia in three months instead of 18 months. Trial will be conducted to test the diagnostic system, which will be financially aided by the government.
Alzheimer's Society emphasized that many people across the world suffering from dementia have to wait for months and at times, even years before they are detected to be suffering from the condition. Further, less than 50% of them are able to get treatment.
On Sunday, October 4, Prime Minister David Cameron declared that the technology will be granted funds from government's Biomedical Catalyst program. This program is under the control of Technology Strategy Board, which provides grants to life science technology in the UK.
It has been reported that the technology will be granted funds worth £29.6 million, which also include funds to set up a healthcare system that will help detect dementia at an early stage, fast and will also be cost-effective.
The trials will be conducted across two brain health centers and include 200 patients. The trials will make use of computer-based tests to analyze the memory and ability to think along with computer-based assessments of MRI scans.
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