There is robust and increasing evidence that a variety of lifestyle interventions and behavioural changes can play a significant role in maintaining cognition and function, as well as delaying the onset of dementia.
With modifiable factors accounting for more than 40% of the risk for dementia, the adoption of behaviours to monitor and treat factors such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, elevated cholesterol and smoking, is likely to bring benefit to time of onset and rate of cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease.
Randomised clinical trial evidence has suggested that straightforward interventions such as physical exercise, cognitive training and multi-faceted interventions combining lifestyle elements confer significant benefits in maintaining cognition and function in mid and later life. Importantly, engagement with these interventions in the context of clinical trials has been good, giving potential to expand these as public health interventions – especially those elements such as cognitive training which have been effectively delivered using digital platforms (see resources - Lifestyle interventions).
To order a test, physicians will first need to create an account by filling out the form at www.genoscore-lab.com/register We will require details including your medical institution and professional contact details and medical license registration number to complete the process. Once your account is set up, you will be able to login and order a test.
New verified account holders will receive by post a starter pack containing patient sample labels, pre-labelled return packaging, and sample collection devices.
Registered clinicians login to their accounts to order tests, where they complete an order form, including patient details and the sample reference code on the sample label.
Once the patient sample arrives at the testing laboratory, the account holder will receive a confirmation email. Account holders will receive another confirmation email when the final genoSCORE-LAB report is available for download as a PDF from their account.