Detecting Dementia through Speech
A future where all forms of dementia can be detected, diagnosed and treated, comparable to a common curable disease
Detecting dementia earlier and more precisely
using artificial intelligence on non-invasive biomarkers
“Someone in the world develops dementia every 3 seconds.”
Alzheimer’s Disease International
Dementia refers to a set of symptoms affecting brain function that worsens over time, and is characterized by a decline in memory and language skills.
In 2020, the W.H.O (World Health Organization) estimated that 55 million people suffering from dementia out of which 75% remain undiagnosed. Dementia is the 7th leading cause of death worldwide, and the 4th in Denmark.
These treatments are mainly effective if they are administered early enough,
during the first stages of the disease's development.
For patients to start the medication process as soon as possible,
diagnosing dementia at an early stage becomes essential.
A SPEECH-BASED DIGITAL ASSESSMENT TOOL
Although there is as yet no treatment capable of curing dementia, pharmaceutical laboratories keep showing promising results:
Last January, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Leqembi-Lecanemab for slowing cognitive decline.
More recently, in May, the Eli Lilly laboratory announced the success of their experimental treatment, Donanemab, on participants in its large-scale clinical trial.
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