Smartphone App could help to diagnose frontotemporal dementia 

Findings published in Jama Network Open have shown that cognitive tests done via a smartphone app are reliable at detecting early signs of frontotemporal dementia in people with a genetic predisposition to the condition. 

The app tested walking, balance and movements, as well as different aspects of language, and was used by 360 participants. 

The app used in this research isn’t currently available to the public, but the researchers say that they believe it may be more sensitive to the earliest stages of frontotemporal dementia than traditional neuropsychological evaluations in clinics. 

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