Featuring the GrayMatters® Assessment System

A quick, accurate, and affordable tool for identifying Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in the earliest stages.

Am I just forgetful or is it Alzheimer’s?
Even young, healthy people experience occasional memory loss. Usually it’s the result of a momentary lapse of attention. But how do you tell if it’s just normal forgetfulness or a more serious problem such as mild cognitive impairment, dementia or even the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease?

The GrayMatters® Assessment System
This simple memory screening test has been incorporated into an easy-to-use, touch screen computer system. No computer knowledge is needed to take the test. It can be taken during a doctor’s office visit, with results available within minutes for your doctor to review.

Annual Screenings Recommended
We recommend screening on a regular basis before memory and other cognitive problems emerge. Most people should have a baseline memory screening test in their 50s or early 60s. Screening is recommended every one to two years for people in their 60s and annually for those ages 70 and older. For people who are at greater risk (with identifiable risk factors such as a parent diagnosed with Alzheimer’s), annual screening should begin earlier.

The sooner symptoms are detected and diagnosed, the more treatment options are available. Medications can be implemented as quickly as possible to maximize their effectiveness. For example, although Alzheimer’s disease currently has no cure, medications can slow the progress of the disease – and they work best with early treatment. In some cases, the symptoms might even be caused by a physical illness or problem that can be treated and even reversed – if detected early. Potentially reversible dementias can be caused by such conditions as depression or B-12 deficiency. Effective screening leads to early detection and appropriate treatment.


  Screening For Alzheimer's Disease
An introduction, by Samuel D. Brinkman, Ph.D.
  The GrayMatters® Assessment System
A closer look.
  Alzheimer's News
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  Frequently Asked Questions
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  Find a GrayMatters® Testing location
  About Us
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