Early detection of dementia

The test set CFD - Cognitive Functions Dementia

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In 2015 the estimated number of dementia patient worldwide added up to 46.8 million. Annually there are over 9.9 million new cases of illness, implying one new case every 3 seconds on average. The risk of coming down with dementia increases with a rising age.
SCHUHFRIED offers a digital test set for early detection of dementia.The choice of neurocognitive dimensions is based on latest diagnosis criteria for neurocognitive disorders of DSM-5 and includes tests to measure

  • Attention: 
    Perception and Attention Functions WAF
    Information processing speed: Trail Making Test TMT-L, Part A
  • Verbal Long-term Memory:
    Auditory Wordlist Learning Test AWLT (new)
  • Executive functions:
    Working memory: Corsi-Block-Tapping-Test CORSI
    Cognitive flexibility: Trail Making Test TMT-L, Part B
  • Expressive language:
    Word fluency: Vienna Word Fluency Test WIWO (new)
    Object naming: Vienna Object Naming Test WOBT (new)
  • Perceptual motor functions:
    Visuoconstruction: Visuoconstructiontest VISCO (new)
As one of the validation partners for the test set for early detection of dementia developed by SCHUHFRIED, we had the opportunity to benefit from the advantages of this innovation right from the development phase. The compact, reliable and time-efficient measurement is available as a mobile application. With repeated neuropsychological investigations of progressive cognitive disorders, we benefit in particular from the parallel tests that were developed especially for development testing. In an interdisciplinary team of a group practice, the new dementia test finally closes a gap and is a valuable instrument for psychological diagnostics.

Psychologist Dr. phil. Jörg Schmitz-Gielsdorf
Head of Ambulante Neuropsychologische Psychiatrische Rehabilitation Aachen

 


 

Performance and analysis - automatic and practical

CFD is more than just a short test. Particular emphasis is placed on the ideal relationship of gaining information and testing duration. The pioneering advantages of the analysis are convincing as well:

  • Age norming 50 to 90+ years with possibility of "norm adjustment".
  • Increased interaction between patient and test administrator
  • Touchscreen operation facilitates digital testing for the 50+ age group
  • Audio recording option for tests with verbal material
  • Cross-test, automated scoring provides a global, cross-dimensional CFD index
  • Results of initial and progress tests clearly presented in one evaluation
  • For each main dimension, there are indicators for progression diagnostics that also take test repetition effects into account (RCI = Reliable Change Indices)
  • "Traffic light" based on DSM-5 criteria for Minor / Major Neurocognitive Disorders for a quick overview of the extent of impaired dimensions
  • Synergy effects by adding tests from the Vienna Test System for additional questions
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