Quirón Gipuzkoa and Bunt Planet launch an “app” to measure and prevent Alzheimer's disease
A new application that measures the risk of suffering from this disease in the future and helps prevent it is available for free in Basque and Spanish.
Diputación de Gipuzkoa and neurologist Guruts Linasasoro presented this environment "Alzheimer's traffic light“A new computer application for measuring the risk of suffering from this disease in the future and preventing it with a healthy lifestyle that helps the brain to“ grow older ”.
Dr. Gipuskoan, director of the Advanced Parkinsonism and Alzheimer's Disease Program at Quirón Salud-Policlínica Gipuzkoa, and regional deputy for social policy Maite Peña, presented in Donostia-San Sebastián new applicationcreated by Bunt Planet is available Free in Basque and Spanish,
Linasasoro recalled that Alzheimer's disease progresses in two thirds of cases. genetic inheritance and agingfactors that can not be influenced at the moment, but on "environmental factors" or "lifestyle", which is associated with the remaining third.
"Keep the Alzheimer's ghost away" or "delay its appearance"Therefore, one of the goals of the new computer tool is that its efforts are aimed at reducing the number of bad habits in life during the development of the disease," he said.
The application "does not serve for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease," the expert warned, who clarified that this is correct in order to determine the user's lifestyle. measured in colors green, yellow and red– and offer recommendations on “what needs to be changed in order for the brain to grow older and reduce the risk of suffering”.
24 questions included in the questionnaire They revolve around controlling blood pressure, diabetes, obesity or cholesterol, as well as alcohol or tobacco habits, exercise, sleep or stress, and intellectual and social activities.
Linasasoro recommended use the tool every three or four months and fill out the form to check if the traffic light has changed in accordance with changes made to the habits of life.