Thursday, August 03, 2006

Using video games to detect Alzheimer's

A group of researchers trying to detect subtle signs of early Alzheimer's disease found that "a Solitaire-like game called FreeCell, when adapted with cognitive performance assessment algorithms, may be able to distinguish between persons with memory problems and cognitively healthy seniors.

Too bad J. Howard Marshall II didn't take such a test before he rewrote his will.

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