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Test Your Memory (TYM) and Test Your Memory for Mild Cognitive Impairment (TYM-MCI): A Review and Update Including Results of Using the TYM Test in a General Neurology Clinic and Using a Telephone Version of the TYM Test.

Published version
Peer-reviewed

Type

Article

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Authors

Brown, Jeremy M 
Wiggins, Julie 
Dawson, Kate 
Rowe, James B 

Abstract

This paper summarises the current status of two novel short cognitive tests (SCT), known as Test Your Memory (TYM) and Test Your Memory for Mild Cognitive Impairment (TYM-MCI). The history of and recent research on the TYM and TYM-MCI are summarised in applications for Alzheimer's and non-Alzheimer's dementia and mild cognitive impairment. The TYM test can be used in a general neurology clinic and can help distinguish patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) from those with no neurological cause for their memory complaints. An adapted tele-TYM test administered by telephone to patients produces scores which correlate strongly with the clinic-administered Addenbrookes Cognitive Examination revised (ACE-R) test and can identify patients with dementia. Patients with AD decline on the TYM test at a rate of 3.6-4.1 points/year.

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Keywords

Alzheimer’s, TYM, TYM-MCI, dementia

Journal Title

Diagnostics (Basel)

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Journal ISSN

2075-4418
2075-4418

Volume Title

9

Publisher

MDPI AG
Sponsorship
Wellcome Trust (103838/Z/14/Z)