SAGE Test for Alzheimer’s Disease: Simple Take-Home Test Goes Viral

by William White | January 15, 2014 11:34 am

Researcher have developed a new process, the SAGE test[1], that may be able to help people keep an eye out for Alzheimer’s Disease.


The SAGE test, which stand for Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination, takes only 15 minutes to complete. The SAGE test was developed by a group of researchers at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center. The test can be used to screen large numbers of patients and is effective at evaluating a person’s cognitive abilities.

The SAGE test doesn’t identify Alzheimer’s Disease, but it can be used to help doctors evaluate patients and learn which ones may develop the disease.

After the test launched, it went viral. So many people started visiting the OSU website[2] hosting the test that it crashed. The website has recovered from the crash and the test can now be downloaded, reports Forbes[3].


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