People who take online tests to see whether they have Alzheimer’s disease are making a mistake, according to a recent study.
Many of the tests were found to be unscientific, misleading and unreliable. The researches also had ethical concerns about the tests.
Alzheimer’s disease strikes one more American every 68 seconds. It is projected that the disease will strike 7.1 million Americans by 2025 and 13.8 million by 2050.
The new report was released at the Alzheimer’s Association’s International Conference in Boston, held in July. The study comes as other reports reveal that baby boomers spend a significant amount of time online looking for solutions to their concerns, including information on home care for seniors.