10 million new cases are detected every year for dementia, which negatively affects memory, thinking and social skills. According to the information given by the World Health Organization currently close to 50 million people with dementia and elderly people suffer the most from this disease.
The best method to prevent dementia, which greatly reduces the quality of life, to be able to diagnose the disease early. Although this kind of thing was not possible before, scientists from Cambridge University, who can diagnose dementia in just one day developed an artificial intelligence. Thanks to this artificial intelligence, dementia will be diagnosed early and necessary treatments will be applied before it is too late.
Artificial intelligence will make it easier for the disease to go bad thanks to early detection
There are many types of dementia, also known as dementia in the public, but the most well-known type is alzheimer’s. The only thing that can be done to prevent this disease, which causes patients to forget their past and even their identity, is to make an early diagnosis. To be able to diagnose dementia with current technologies patient needs to go through many scans and tests, which makes early detection even more difficult.
Cambridge University Prof. Dr. Developed under the leadership of Zoe Kourtzi, this artificial intelligence with the brains of thousands of patients previously diagnosed with dementia compares and thanks to its detailed algorithm, that even expert neurologists may not realize can scan for some problems and match them with the information in the database.
Kourtzi said about this system, which is extremely valuable to patients. Early diagnosis means early treatment. In this form, we can slow the progression of the disease and prevent further damage at the same time. Because dementia symptoms appear much later than the onset of the disease. is using the words.
The artificial intelligence system in question was first used in Addenbrooke Hospital in the United Kingdom and subsequently in other memory clinics around the country. This system, which will prevent patients’ conditions from getting worse, helping 500 patients in the first year expected.