AD Detect and Prevent at the Alzheimer’s Association Academy – 10-11 December 2019

AD Detect and Prevent at the Alzheimer’s Association Academy – 10-11 December 2019

The Alzheimer's disease (AD) Detect and Prevent project was presented at the Alzheimer’s Association Academy that was held on 10 - 11 December 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.

On this occasion, Kim Baden-Kristensen (Brain+) and Younes Tabi (Oxford University) presented the objectives of the project as well as the issues that the AD Detect and Prevent tool aims to address. Furthermore, the audience was introduced to the ‘Sea Hero Quest’ as well as the gamified AD test that is currently under development.

The event brought together a wide range of academics, patient representatives and healthcare stakeholders to address key questions in the AD and dementia space. Specific topics included the role of new technologies in diagnosing AD, models of patient engagement in dementia, ethical issues in dementia research and patient involvement in medicines development.

“I was positive about the interest and enthusiasm shown by the various national patient advocacy groups represented at the academy when we presented and demonstrated the ADDP project. There were also many good curious and important questions being raised that we in the consortium can take home and digest, and use as valuable input. Most important for me was the fact that what we are working on resonated with the patient advocates, and there was a confirmation that there is a need for this type of innovative product.” says Kim Baden-Kristensen, CEO and co-founder of Brain+.

The presentation introducing AD Detect and Prevent can be accessed here.