A brief, simple number naming test known as the King-Devick (K-D), can differentiate between cognitively healthy elderly individuals and cognitively impaired people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), including those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and AD dementia. The study appears online in the journal Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders, and was conducted by researchers at the Alzheimer’s Disease Center (BU ADC), with collaborators from Harvard Medical School and New York University School of Medicine.

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