Letters TYM and Alzheimer’s disease

Authors’ reply

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2834 (Published 15 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2834
  1. Jeremy Brown, consultant neurologist1,
  2. George Pengas, clinical research fellow1,
  3. Kate Dawson, research nurse1,
  4. Lucy A Brown, honorary research assistant1,
  5. Philip Clatworthy, clinical research fellow1
  1. 1Department of Neurology, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QQ
  1. jmb75{at}medschl.cam.ac.uk

    The test your memory (TYM) test is intended to be self administered by the patient— allowing testing of 10 cognitive skills in minimal operator time—but it needs to be overseen and interpreted by a health professional.1 The test is therefore self administered but not for self diagnosis. It is hard to choose an alternative title which clarifies this without being too long. As a result of the publicity concerning self testing we have delayed the launch of the website tymtest.com until we can …

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