Navigation Links
World's First Mobile Application for Alzheimer's Disease Risk Assessment
Date:4/14/2010

"iAlz Pro" is an advanced medical iPhone application researched and developed by Board Certified Physicians and IT experts of Mobile Medical Applications, LLC. The app provides an extremely effective tool in assessing a person’s stage of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) April 14, 2010 -- According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer's disease affects approximately 5 million people in the U.S. and a patient is diagnosed with the disease every 7 seconds worldwide. Over time, Alzheimer's disease gradually destroys a person's memory and ability to learn and carry out daily activities such as talking, eating, and going to the bathroom. As the disease progresses, individuals may also experience changes in personality and behavior. As more adults age into the high-risk period for cognitive impairment, clinicians need simple and reliable methods to identify where they may have problems in everyday life that reveal underlying changes in the brain. A new, carefully validated and researched questionnaire by Mobile Medical Apps, LLC called iAlz Pro, when filled out by a patient or someone who knows an older adult well, can sensitively evaluate the performance of everyday activities that reflect basic mental functioning.

The quick and easy identification of mild functional problems in older adults could be extremely useful in primary-care settings, where dementia and its early warning signs are frequently missed. Building on their research, our physicians generated items describing everyday function in seven key cognitive domains: memory, language, semantic (factual) knowledge, visual/spatial abilities, planning, organization and divided attention. By differentiating among people with normal cognition, Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), and dementia according to the stages below, the iAlz Pro was sensitive to the early functional changes present in MCI.

Thus, the authors believe, the iAlz Pro shows great promise as a useful screening measure for detecting individuals at increased risk for developing dementia. Because the iAlz Pro is sensitive to early functional problems, the researchers hope that it will shed light on how functional problems emerge and, over time, lead to obvious disability. More immediately, the iAlz Pro can help clinicians to diagnose cognitive impairment more effectively and to better understand the care needs and interventions appropriate to individuals. Unfortunately, there are no cures for Alzheimer's disease but there are treatments when it is caught early. Despite the existence of many assessment tools and tests, there is no way to predict how fast someone will progress through the stages of the disease. Nevertheless, certain tools can immensely help.

Welcome to the Mobile Medical Apps, LLC’s Alzheimer's disease Assessment tool. This is the same tool that is used by physicians in their offices to detect early and/or advancing signs of Alzheimer's disease and is the standard of care in its prevention. The validity of each question, as it applies to Alzheimer's disease assessment, has been researched and standardized. You and/or your loved one will take a series of questions each of which are weighted according to severity. A final Alzheimer Assessment Score will be given as well as an Alzheimer's disease Stage in which the score falls into. The questions, your answers to them, the score and stage can be e-mailed directly from the application to your physician for further assessment and/or treatment. Once downloaded, the application can be used as many times as you like or the frequency recommended by your physician. This will give your physician (and yourself) the ability to track your progress or any decline in mental, cognitive and physical functioning.

Stages of Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease based on “iAlz Pro” Assessment
Score / Stage:
40-48 / Normal to Mild
30-39 / Mild to Moderate
20-29 / Moderate to Severe
1-19   / Severe
0 / Profound

Thank you for choosing and trusting your health to Mobile Medical Apps, LLC.
To download a copy of the iAlz Pro iPhone application from the iTunes store, go to or click the link below:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ialz-pro/id363795886?mt=8

Mobile Medical Apps, LLC
1791 Bobtail Drive
Orlando, Florida 32751
http://www.mobilemedaps.com/
Voice: 860-983-5704
Fax: 201-444-2571

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Mobile_Medical_Apps/iAlz_Pro/prweb3862394.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Awards Strengthen Stonhard's Reputation for High-Performing Floors in the World's Most Prominent Pharmaceutical Facilities
2. HealthTraveler™ is World's First Mobile App for Medical Tourism
3. Mt. Everest Summiter Gary Guller (With One Arm) To Race Across Sahara in "The World's Toughest Stage Race"
4. 24x7 Infection Control, Inc. Announces World's First, Modern “Shield” Against Microbial Contamination
5. Dr. Dispense Chooses World's First Fully Automated Managed Hosting Solution from StrataScale for All Outsourcing Needs
6. Whey Protein Pioneers Announce The World's Best Tasting Protein Powder
7. ModiFace Launches VuMe in Southern Florida – the World's First Full-Featured Touch-Screen Cosmetic Surgery Imaging System
8. 19 of the World's Top Asbestos and Mesothelioma Doctors Gather May 3-4, 2010 in Las Vegas
9. Wonder(R) Bread Goes Mobile With Launch of First iPhone App
10. First Animated Instructional Oral Sex Video Reaches Mainstream America, Despite the Touchy and Controversial Subject Matter
11. Hillenbrand Reports Results for First Quarter 2010
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
World's First Mobile Application for Alzheimer's Disease Risk Assessment 
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... Vetoquinol ... is introducing Flexadin UCII, part of the EQUISTRO line, at this week’s Rolex ... in horses at the immunologic level. , The scientifically-developed Flexadin UCII supports the ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... Michael Vick announced his retirement earlier this ... The former overall number one pick in the 2001 NFL Draft, to the Atlanta ... record for the most career rushing yards by a quarterback (6,109) and the most ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... NEPC Director Kevin Welner ... Education Research Award. The award honors scholars exemplary in their capacity to communicate ... who has demonstrated the capacity to deepen the public’s understanding and appreciation of ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... Sean Fay is the undisputed ... Sonicare Toothbrush, Juiceman Juicer, and the George Foreman Grill (which sold more than 100 ... in the last 25 years. , Now, due to changes in the broadcast media ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... The world-class designers ... to bring their novel lifesaving device for the everyday use of parents worldwide. ... specially designed to read a child’s vital signs, and detect unusual symptoms or ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/21/2017)... 2017 Halo Labs announces the launch of ... system called the Horizon at PEGS 2017 in ... system analyzes sub visible particulate matter in biopharmaceutical samples ... as early as candidate selection and pre-formulation. ... research organization Elion Labs for system validation. ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... DUBLIN , April 20, 2017 ... the "Global Biosimilar Pipeline and Market Prospects: Addressing ... report to their offering. ... "Global Biosimilar Pipeline and Market ... by Design" provides an in-depth assessment of the current ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... 20, 2017   ZappRx, Inc ., a digital health ... process, today announced it closed $25 million in Series B ... firm based in Seattle that is ... . The Series B round included participation from SR ... and GV (formerly Google Ventures). As part of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: