Archive for April, 2010

  • Blog
  • April 20th, 2010

Finding Peace of Mind Through Early Screening

A few days ago we received a very nice testimonial on our Facebook page and it made me realize that what we offer is truly two-fold.  Here is the message we received:

I took the self test today, and the results were excellent in all areas. With a family history of Alzheimer’s, having access to a quick, easy, affordable tool to catch problems early, gives me great peace of mind. Now I’ll chalk up my memory problems to overwork, rather than to early ALZ.

We offer the ALZselftest as a way to help people discover early warning signs of Alzheimer’s and get diagnosed early, when treatment options are most effective. But on the other side are the millions of baby boomers who have begun to worry that their memory lapses are something far more serious than mere absent-mindedness or paying insufficient attention. For these folks, like our commenter above, the ALZselftest offers a quick, highly accurate way to find “peace of mind”. The less time you spend fretting about the occasional lost set of keys, the more clear your mind will be, and the better you’ll feel each day.

Do not fear the outcome! Knowledge is power, and for the first time you are empowered with the tools to screen your mind and learn crucial information about your cognitive function. Besides, think how relieved you will be when you find out that you forget the same things the rest of us do, and are suffering no serious deficits within any of your cognitive domains! Don’t delay, screen your brain today.

  • News
  • April 13th, 2010

ABC World News: Driving With Alzheimer’s

Dr. Dougherty was featured on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer April 12, discussing his research on driving with Alzheimer’s, in the driving simulator from the University of Tennessee. You can read the full story on the ABC site here, or watch the video below. If you are concerned that you or a loved one may have signs of early Alzheimer’s, you  may take the early warning screen, developed by Dr. Dougherty, here.

  • News
  • April 12th, 2010

Medinteract Founder on ABC World News Tonight

Dr. John Dougherty will be interviewed tonight on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, to discuss his Alzheimer’s research, using the driving simulator at The University of Tennessee and Cole Neuroscience Center. You can read the original story, aired on Knoxville ABC-affiliate WATE here.

Free Memory Testing During Alzheimer’s Awareness Garden

This week Medinteract is offering the ALZselftest free to the public as part of the 4th Annual Alzheimer’s Awareness Garden. This is part of our ongoing effort to educate the public and screen seniors for early signs of Alzheimer’s, while there’s still plenty of time to treat it.  Please join us if you are in the Knoxville area. The Memory Walk takes place Saturday, April 17th.

The Brain and Spine Institute in collaboration with the Cole Neuroscience Center will again host the 4th Annual Alzheimer’s Awareness Garden April 12-16. The Alzheimer’s Awareness Garden honors families and caregivers impacted by Alzheimer’s. This year, the garden will be located outdoors in the Healing Garden.

April 5 to 9, the week prior to opening the garden, special activities are planned in the main lobby from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. daily including the following.

  • Computerized memory testing
  • Tips for coping with caregiver stress
  • “Food for Thought”
  • Diabetes, stroke and the Alzheimer’s connection
  • Brain games and teasers
  • News
  • April 6th, 2010

Driving Simulator To Help Alzheimer’s Patients

ALZselftest creator, Dr. John Dougherty, is leveraging the new driving simulator at the University of Tennessee to conduct some very important research on driving and Alzheimer’s disease.  You can read the full story from WATE here.  Please note the Lenoir City Forget Me Not 5k benefits Dr. Dougherty’s research. If you are in the Knoxville area, please plan to join us!

“Some people with severe memory problems have a difficult time remembering how to get home. They get lost in the car,” Dr. Dougherty says. “But also other things happen in Alzheimer’s disease. That is, one’s attention can be affected. You might see a dog or a child run across the street and may not be able to react as quickly.”

Dr. Dougherty hopes to start testing his patients in the simulator within the next couple of months.

Lenoir City is hosting the Forget Me Not 5K for Alzheimer’s on Saturday April 17. All proceeds will go toward Dr. Dougherty’s research at UT.

The Alzheimer’s Association is holding a Memory Walk in Knoxville the same day.