DST - Dementia Screening Test, Alzheimer Test

Version: 1.0 | Cost: Paid

Level 4 - Regulated
Country: DE
Category: Dementia
Released: 17/03/2019
Updated: 16/05/2019
Version: 1.0
Size: 13mb
Developer: Dr. S. Horn
Reviewed On: 18/08/2019
This App achieved an ORCHA score of 84%.

It was assessed as a Level 4 App. These Apps can be focused on general health or specific conditions and contain advanced and complex features that are subject to formal regulation. Where they collect data we assess their data use policies and compliance with relevant standards. Because they are health focused we also assess their compliance in the Clinical Assurance as well as the User Experience domains.

This App does collect data and it is therefore assessed and scored based on its performance in all the sections of our review.

Data Privacy
20.2/30
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Clinical Assurance
50/50
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User Experience
14/20
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Developer description
The DST (Dementia Screening Test) is the only dementia test which is recognized as a medical device by Health Authorities. The DST very effectively detects early dementia stages, and can reliably distinguish between the different dementia severity levels. It is therefore suitable for dementia screening, as well as for severity monitoring / therapy control over time. To date, there is no effective treatment for advanced dementia. Therefore, effective screening is essential to begin treatment before the brain damage becomes irreversible. Because for early dementia stages, there are already effective treatment options that can significantly delay or even prevent the progression of the disease. With special tests, dementia can be detected 18 years prior to the first symptoms. The Dementia Screening Test (DST) is the only such test which has been certified by Health Authorities as a Medical Device for dementia screening. The good news is: for most people the test can give the all-clear! The DST in short: - Easy to perform, also for medical laypersons. - Reliable: more than 96% sensitivity proven in clinical trials, probably the highest value worldwide for such tests. - Safe: no registration required, no storage of personal data, works without internet connection, no advertising. - Recognized as a medical device by Health Authorities. - Works with all dementia subtypes (Alzheimer's dementia, vascular dementia, fronto-temporal dementia, Lewy-body dementia, secondary dementia, hybrids / other forms). - Engaging: provides you with the latest research results on a regular basis, and reminds to retake the test regularly. - Documents changes in dementia risk over time. - Supports research and public awareness for dementia patients and relatives. Take the test now, and become a superager!
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Data Collection

The data collected about users isn't capable of identifying that it relates to you

The type of data that it collects isn't classified as sensitive data.

The App doesn't allow users to share information in the App with other Apps, systems, organisations or users.

Data Security

The App doesn't encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is transferred from the App.

The App doesn't encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is retained by the the developer.

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Professional Assurance

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It was clear from our review how regularly the advice and guidance given by the App was reviewed and updated by relevant professionals.

Testing

It was clear from our review that the App had been involved in any clinical trials or similar testing to demonstrate its 'real world' effectiveness.

This app is a medical device and has a CE mark.

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Testing

It wasclear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its design and development.

Customisation

The App does provide customisable features.

End user capacity

The App does provide support for users with poor sight.

The App does provide support for users with hearing difficulties.

Support

The App does appear to have a clear approach to dealing with user issues.

Cost

The App isn't entirely free to use.

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