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1 November 2012

Government backs early dementia assessment service to reduce time to diagnosis from 18 months to 3 months

Novel digital healthcare system to be trialled from early 2013 combines world-class computer-based tests of memory and thinking with computerised analysis of MRI brain scans used in leading international research centres but not routinely in the NHS. The project brings this into the community via mobile Brain Health units and into NHS Memory Clinics – resulting in fast track referrals and greater access to care.