Rotman scientist part of team that has discovered new computerized linguistic approach to detect Alzheimer’s disease
December 11, 2015
TORONTO, ON – A neurorehabilitation scientist at the Baycrest Health Sciences’ Rotman Research Institute is part of a Toronto research team that is reporting on a new computerized linguistic approach for detecting Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Jed Meltzer is co-author of a study that is published in the December issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. The research, led by Dr. Frank Rudzicz, a scientist at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TR), UHN, has discovered how to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease with more than 82 per cent accuracy by evaluating the interplay between four linguistic factors; and developing automated technology to detect these impairments.