Top 10 Clinical Trends for August 2015

Ryan Syrek


August 21, 2015

#9 Clinical Trend: Memory Binding Test

Recently, neurologist Dr. Richard B. Lipton presented research at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) regarding the Memory Binding Test (MBT). Memory binding is the process of linking memories, and the test gauges “associative binding” through word lists that test takers are asked to remember. Lipton suggests that older adults who perform poorly on the MBT have an increased risk of amnestic mild cognitive impairment and dementia. Physicians mostly likely searched for more information about this test in an attempt to educate themselves and provide better care to patients concerned about Alzheimer disease.

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