The Four Mountains Test for Alzheimer’s disease – hopes for diagnosis

Written by Alice Weatherston

Ruth Wood is an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellow (Neurology) researching spatial memory and Alzheimer’s disease with Professor John O’Keefe (University College London, UK) and Dr Dennis Chan (University of Cambridge, UK). During her previous NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship with Dr Dennis Chan she was involved in the application of the Four Mountains Test (4MT) to Alzheimer’s disease patients. This test, originally developed by scientists at UCL, recently indicated high levels of accuracy for the assessment of Alzheimer’s disease, and could provide a reliable, cheap and simple diagnostic test. We talked to Ruth about the research she has been carrying out...

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