IEyeNews

MEYE NEWS. For all the latest Cayman, Caribbean and International Stories plus cartoons and puzzles. 32 + new blogs daily

Caribbean News front pg story iBusiness iCommunity iHealth iHome iLocal News iScience iTech iWorld News News

First Digital Self-Administered Alzheimer’s Test by BrainTest SEZC Can Identify and Detect Early Signs of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

New Study in Alzheimer’s research and therapy validates a self-administered test, Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE test), pen-and-paper version of BrainTest®, a digital app developed in Cayman.  

George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (4 March 2022) – A new study published in Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy finds that self-administered test, the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE test), developed by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical CenterCollege of Medicine and College of Public Health can identify the early, subtle signs of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), a condition if treated early can delay the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, sooner than the most commonly used office-based standard cognitive tests. The BrainTest® app, created by Cayman Islands MedTech company, BrainTest SEZC, is the digital version of SAGE, which is a new at-home screening test.

The Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) Special Economic Zone Company (SEZC) led by Michael Kader, President of BrainTest SEZC, has been a part of the CEC community since 2016. “We are extremely pleased to offer BrainTest as a resource that will empower consumers to take charge of their brain health, especially as new therapeutics for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are being developed and approved,” said Kader.  

The medical software company, headquartered in the Cayman Islands, provides a scientifically validated cognitive screening instrument on a wide range of tablets and mobile devices. The company empowers patients, around the globe, to monitor their cognition and learn objective evidence-based recommendations about their brain health in the comfort and privacy of their own homes. Through its partnership with The Ohio State University, BrainTest SEZC holds the exclusive digital rights to the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE Test).

BrainTest® can be taken anywhere whenever there are cognitive concerns, and it only takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. The cognitive domains tested include orientation, language, calculations, memory, abstraction, executive function, and constructional abilities. Results can be taken to primary care physicians, who can decide if any additional steps are needed. This digital version developed by BrainTest SEZC will also be integrated with the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center’s electronic medical records system to better facilitate self-testing, storing, and reviewing results by their health care providers.

Even though SAGE and BrainTest® may be taken at home, only BrainTest® can be scored remotely as part of the service model.  The BrainTest® core scoring lab can turn the results around quickly, providing a printable detailed report with a video explanation by a certified physician. Those results can be taken to their primary care physician, who can decide if any additional steps are needed.  SAGE users will need to bring the test to a physician, for scoring. Consumers may start with one free BrainTest®, plus a 30-day free access to the application to try. After the free trial period, the user will get a new test every 6 months at the price of USD $25.02 to monitor their brain health.

More than 6 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, and those numbers are expected to rise to more than 13 million by 2050. Deaths from Alzheimer’s and other dementias have increased 16% during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

“Cayman Enterprise City has been developed to attract new knowledge-based industries to the Cayman Islands, diversify Cayman’s economy, and provide a global platform for innovation,” said Charlie Kirkconnell, Chief Executive Officer at CEC. “It’s exciting to see globally significant projects, like BrainTest SEZC, that are innovating within the global MedTech sector, developing new technology, and making a significant impact, right here from the Cayman Islands. Congratulations to Michael Kader and the BrainTest SEZC team for releasing the first digital, scientifically proven, self-administered Alzheimer’s test.”

Learn more about BrainTest® at https://braintest.com/ and learn more about CEC at https://www.caymanenterprisecity.com/.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

BrainTest SEZC

Contact: Michael Kader/Shirley Johnson

Tel: +1 (614) 388 9550/ +1 (470) 955-0034

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.braintest.com

LinkedIn: @braintest
Twitter: @braintestcom
Instagram: @braintestcom
Facebook: @braintestcom

Cayman Enterprise City

Contact: Bianca Mora  
Tel: +1 (345) 929 1675 
Email: [email protected] 
Website: www.caymanenterprisecity.com 
LinkedIn: @CaymanEnterpriseCity
Twitter:  @CEC_Cayman
Instagram: @CaymanEnterpriseCity
Facebook: @CaymanEnterpriseCity
YouTube: @ceccayman

BrainTest SEZC

BrainTest SEZC is a medical software company headquartered in the Cayman Islands that provides scientifically validated cognitive screening instruments on a wide range of tablets and mobile devices. The company empowers patients to monitor their cognition and learn objective evidence-based recommendations about their brain health in the comfort and privacy of their own homes. Through its partnership with The Ohio State University, BrainTest SEZC holds the exclusive digital rights to the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE Test).

About Cayman Enterprise City 

Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) is an award-winning development project which consists of three special economic zones focused on attracting knowledge-based and specialised-services businesses to set up a physical presence in the Cayman Islands. The zones included within CEC are Cayman Tech City, Cayman Commodities & Derivatives City and Cayman Maritime & Aviation City. With a dedicated Government Authority, licensing fee concessions and guaranteed fast-track processes, CEC enables international companies to quickly and efficiently establish a Cayman Islands office, which in turn enables them to generate active business income within a tax neutral environment.

LEAVE A RESPONSE

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *