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New study finds digital devices may help identify dementia signs

August 9, 2019

The research has revealed that these devices may help in the identification of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s disease dementia.

As part of the 12-week study, it was found that an iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and the Beddit sleep monitoring device, in combination with digital apps may be able to differentiate people with MCI and mild Alzheimer’s disease dementia.

Evidation Health data scientist Nikki Marinsek said: “Over the past few years, we’ve seen how data and insights derived from wearables and mobile consumer devices have enabled people living with health conditions, along with their clinicians, to better monitor their health.