Alzheimer’s is a brain disorder that affects memory, thinking, and behavior. It is crucial to note that experiencing some signs does not necessarily mean a person has Alzheimer’s disease, but these signs may serve as early warning signs that should be addressed with a medical professional.
Memory loss is a common early warning sign of Alzheimer’s disease. A person may struggle with recalling recent information or may have trouble remembering names, places, or events. Additionally, they may have difficulty completing familiar tasks, such as cooking or driving to a familiar location, that they have done many times before.
Confusion with time and place is another early warning sign of Alzheimer’s. A person may forget the time of day, the date, or the season. They may also forget where they are or how they got there. Misplacing items is also common, as a person with early Alzheimer’s may start to put things in unusual places or forget where they left items.
But maybe we should focus more on the way we talk, as a new study brings concerning news.
Accexible has a revolutionary app
Accexible, a start-up company, has developed an app that analyzes a person’s speech to detect early signs of certain medical conditions, such as Alzheimer’s or depression, according to WIRED. The app works by assessing the linguistic content of a person’s speech and how they speak to identify any changes that may indicate an underlying problem.
The technology promises 90% accuracy and can produce results in just a few minutes. Accexible hopes that general practitioners can use the app as a screening test, while neurologists could use it to monitor how their patients’ condition progresses over time.
The app is currently being used by 10,000 patients and 40 practitioners from five markets, while pilots are being run in Spain, Colombia, and the UK.
The company is still trying to find out whether the model can predict levels of beta-amyloid in the body, meaning the protein that builds up inside the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, and hopes to detect a range of health conditions to expedite access to treatment.