Greater Manchester Mental Health Foundation Trust

brainHealth Manchester 

BrainHealth Manchester is a novel diagnostic and therapeutic pathway using advanced cognitive assessment, neuroimaging and fluid biomarkers to make disease-specific diagnoses in people living with the mildest forms of cognitive impairment in order to: provide comprehensive risk assessment; provide a personalised risk reduction plan; provide a timely diagnosis of diseases underlying dementia, and reduce the barriers to participation in research.

Together with advanced age-standardised neuropsychological assessments, broad risk-factor assessment and personalised brain health reports, organisers have instituted cerebrospinal fluid diagnostic testing within the mental health trust, modernising the diagnostic pathway for people with early Alzheimer’s. The judges felt this submission demonstrated a truly revolutionary approach to diagnosis in its field.

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