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Can you detect early dementia from an email?: A proof of principle study of daily computer use to detect cognitive and functional decline

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Can you detect early dementia from an email? A proof of principle study of daily computer use to detect cognitive and functional decline. / Stringer, G.; Couth, S.; Brown, L.j.e.; Montaldi, D.; Gledson, A.; Mellor, J.; Sutcliffe, A.; Sawyer, P.; Keane, J.; Bull, C.; Zeng, X.; Rayson, P.; Leroi, I.

In: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Vol. 33, No. 7, 07.2018, p. 867-874.

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Stringer, G, Couth, S, Brown, LJE, Montaldi, D, Gledson, A, Mellor, J, Sutcliffe, A, Sawyer, P, Keane, J, Bull, C, Zeng, X, Rayson, P & Leroi, I 2018, 'Can you detect early dementia from an email? A proof of principle study of daily computer use to detect cognitive and functional decline', International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol. 33, no. 7, pp. 867-874. https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.4863

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Stringer, G., Couth, S., Brown, L. J. E., Montaldi, D., Gledson, A., Mellor, J., Sutcliffe, A., Sawyer, P., Keane, J., Bull, C., Zeng, X., Rayson, P., & Leroi, I. (2018). Can you detect early dementia from an email? A proof of principle study of daily computer use to detect cognitive and functional decline. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 33(7), 867-874. https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.4863

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Stringer G, Couth S, Brown LJE, Montaldi D, Gledson A, Mellor J et al. Can you detect early dementia from an email? A proof of principle study of daily computer use to detect cognitive and functional decline. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2018 Jul;33(7):867-874. https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.4863

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Stringer, G. ; Couth, S. ; Brown, L.j.e. ; Montaldi, D. ; Gledson, A. ; Mellor, J. ; Sutcliffe, A. ; Sawyer, P. ; Keane, J. ; Bull, C. ; Zeng, X. ; Rayson, P. ; Leroi, I. / Can you detect early dementia from an email? A proof of principle study of daily computer use to detect cognitive and functional decline. In: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2018 ; Vol. 33, No. 7. pp. 867-874.

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abstract = "ObjectiveTo determine whether multiple computer use behaviours can distinguish between cognitively healthy older adults and those in the early stages of cognitive decline, and to investigate whether these behaviours are associated with cognitive and functional ability.MethodsOlder adults with cognitive impairment (n = 20) and healthy controls (n = 24) completed assessments of cognitive and functional abilities and a series of semi-directed computer tasks. Computer use behaviours were captured passively using bespoke software.ResultsThe profile of computer use behaviours was significantly different in cognitively impaired compared with cognitively healthy control participants including more frequent pauses, slower typing, and a higher proportion of mouse clicks. These behaviours were significantly associated with performance on cognitive and functional assessments, in particular, those related to memory.ConclusionUnobtrusively capturing computer use behaviours offers the potential for early detection of neurodegeneration in non-clinical settings, which could enable timely interventions to ultimately improve long-term outcomes.",
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