App detects early signs of frontotemporal dementia, aiding diagnosis

The Guardian April 1, 2024, 04:00 PM UTC

Summary: A smartphone app shows promise in detecting early signs of frontotemporal dementia in high-risk individuals, potentially outperforming traditional clinic evaluations. Developed by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, the app records speech and cognitive tests, aiding in early diagnosis and treatment monitoring. The study, involving 360 at-risk adults, suggests the app's potential in advancing research and clinical trials for the condition.

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