Studies on Alzheimer’s disease, which is the disease of our age, continue without slowing down. It turned out that the Sea Hero Request game, which was released in 2016, can be very helpful for doctors. This game helps to understand the symptoms experienced in Alzheimer’s disease.
The logic of the game basically aims to find the way of a lost sailor. In order to go to the determined destinations, you need to find the appropriate routes. This game is already available in operating systems stores and has been downloaded by a total of 4.3 million users to date. The relationship of the game with Alzheimer’s disease is as follows; According to doctors, if you lose your way in this game, it means you have a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists started a study to confirm this thesis.
In studies conducted in England, 27,108 British citizens who played this game between the ages of 50 and 75 were selected. A general level was created according to the performances of these people. 60 people with suspected Alzheimer’s were played games and their performances were checked. 31 people carrying the APOE4 gene, which is associated with Alzheimer’s, gave results consistent with the doctors’ thesis. When the performances of the tested users were monitored, it was observed that the performance of people carrying the APOE4 gene was much lower. In other words, people who may have Alzheimer’s disease could not find their way in this game.
Researcher Gillian Coughlan, who made a statement on the subject, stated that alzheimer’s disease had symptoms for 10 years and warned that he was actually coming, and that early diagnosis was extremely important for alzheimer’s.