Artificial Intelligence and the Detection of Dementia

Dementia is scary. Unlike many diseases that cause discomfort, pain, or even loss of life, dementia causes you to lose your identify, your personality. Even scarier, there is very little that can be done once you start developing it. This is why detecting it early is so important.

In this lecture, I outline in a high level how we can use new advances in technology, artificial intelligence, to detect dementia and cognitive impairment earlier. This allows us to more accurately research how and why dementia starts to develop, and may even lead to cure in the future.

This lecture was given to the Institute for Learning in Retirement, and so I aimed to describe AI and cognitive impairment in a way that can be easily understood by anyone.