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Joël Macoir and his team develop a simple and easy test to detect language impairments associated with neurodegeneratives diseases

Professor Joël Macoir and his team published in a recent edition of the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias a tool they have developed to screen for language impairments that are associated with neurodegenerative diseases.  This test, which can be administered in five minutes, will allow doctors and nurses to identify people suffering from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia associated with ageing.  

This study is authored by Joël Macoir, Laura Monetta and Maximiliano Wilson, of the CERVO Brain Research Centre and colleagues from Switzerland, Belgium and France.  

Read an article about this discovery in Le Fil de l'Université Laval (French only):

Mots à maux - Des chercheurs ont développé un test de langage simple et rapide pour dépister l'apparition des maladies neurodégénératives Par Jean Hamann

View the original research article (subscription required) 

Macoir J, Fossard M, Lefebvre L, Monetta L, Renard A, Tran TM, Wilson MA. Detection Test for Language Impairments in Adults and the Aged-A New Screening Test for Language Impairment Associated With Neurodegenerative Diseases: Validation and Normative Data. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2017 Jan 1:1533317517715905. doi: 10.1177/1533317517715905. 

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