Why was it developed?
Until now there has been no method of assessing future risk of Alzheimer’s disease that did not involve undergoing medical tests. Since many of the risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease can be assessed by a questionnaire, we aimed to create a highly accessible tool that is freely available to the general public. We hope this will enable individuals to reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s disease and reduce the overall burden on families and society.
The ANU-ADRI provides a personalised report informing individuals where they can make changes to reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s disease. This tool may also be used by primary care physicians as a basis for providing preventive health advice to patients, and monitoring improvement in risk profiles.