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(National Post)   Doctors develop a do-it-yourself dementia test that takes only 15 minutes. Hope to soon begin work on a do-it-yourself dementia test that takes around fifteen minutes   (life.nationalpost.com) divider line 30
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2014-01-15 10:04:54 PM
WE WANT HEN FAP!
 
2014-01-15 11:52:56 PM

Ghastly: WE WANT HEN FAP!


NO MORE CLEAN CHEESE!
 
2014-01-16 12:03:30 AM
Dinsdale?
 
2014-01-16 01:37:31 AM
So, when do we get to take this test and share the results in the thread like any other Internet quiz?
 
2014-01-16 01:43:57 AM
Milk Force 9!
 
2014-01-16 01:51:52 AM
I give up .. how ARE a watch and a ruler similar?

Is it just that they both measure stuff? Or is it that both are marked off in increments of 12 equal sections?

Or, they both can be used to tell time: The watch if you look at it, and the ruler if you hit someone with it frequently enough and say "I'm not going to stop hitting you until you tell me what time it is!"

Of course, there are other definitions of "watch" and "ruler" that might muddle an answer.
 
2014-01-16 02:15:26 AM
I've taken this test four times and I still marble tulip juicy tree.
 
2014-01-16 02:41:10 AM
Today's date was Dolores Santiago. She ordered the lobster.
 
2014-01-16 02:48:24 AM
 
2014-01-16 02:48:36 AM
The names of a dozen different animals:

1) Fido
2) Rover
3) Puff
4) Dasher
6) Dancer
6) Prancer
7) Vixen
8) Comet
9) Cupid
10) Donner
11) Blitzen
12) Rudolph
 
2014-01-16 02:55:31 AM
Alzheimers hits your nose hard on one side in the super early stages.

By measuring how far away you start to smell a spoon of peanut butter with each nostril you can determine if you have Alzheimers and/or boogeys.
 
2014-01-16 04:23:54 AM
 I'm middle-aged, with a history of concussions. Also drug use many years ago, in quantities that could conceivably wipe out some neurons. I've noticed that things like memory, organization, and not getting confused are maybe becoming a little harder for me than for some people in my age group. Although it isn't like I've exactly become a cabbage, the odds that I'll turn out to be the smartest guy in the room have definitely gotten longer. I aced that silly test. Took maybe as long as 2 minutes. People who can't do it easily would seem to me to already be pretty farking impaired. We need to find ways to diagnose and treat impending dementia sooner than that.
 
2014-01-16 05:03:31 AM
Hey, have you guys heard that doctors have developed a do-it-yourself dementia test that takes only 15 minutes?
 
2014-01-16 06:45:53 AM
Honestly, I feel like these dementia/Alzheimers headlines whose punchline is to repeat themselves are starting to wear thin. We have simply seen it too many times. Now I'm not saying never again, but let's liven tings up a little and do something different and creative; then return to the repeating. It's win/win all around.

\I fully expect someone to take my entire comment and repeat it verbatim creating the same joke of the headline and the target of my criticism. Oh you witty rebel you.
 
2014-01-16 06:48:07 AM
Honestly, I feel like these dementia/Alzheimers headlines whose punchline is to repeat themselves are starting to wear thin. We have simply seen it too many times. Now I'm not saying never again, but let's liven tings up a little and do something different and creative; then return to the repeating. It's win/win all around.

\I fully expect someone to take my entire comment and repeat it verbatim creating the same joke of the headline and the target of my criticism. Oh you witty rebel you.

\\what can I say? it had to be me  doing it to do it right.
 
2014-01-16 06:55:33 AM
FTFA headline: " DIY dementia test: sample questions from the quiz doctors claim will catch Alzheimer's early"

I thought
dementia and Alzheimer's were distinctly different diseases, though similar in some ways in presentation, distinctly different in cause an prognoses.
 
2014-01-16 07:22:31 AM
shiat.... I came in here to say something, but I forgot what it was.
 
2014-01-16 07:52:54 AM
Mom took this test, the lady in the heating vent helped her does it still count ?
 
2014-01-16 08:04:16 AM

LograyX: So, when do we get to take this test and share the results in the thread like any other Internet quiz?


There were four sample questions in the article, maybe you forgot you read them.
 
2014-01-16 08:08:27 AM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: I give up .. how ARE a watch and a ruler similar?

Is it just that they both measure stuff? Or is it that both are marked off in increments of 12 equal sections?

Or, they both can be used to tell time: The watch if you look at it, and the ruler if you hit someone with it frequently enough and say "I'm not going to stop hitting you until you tell me what time it is!"

Of course, there are other definitions of "watch" and "ruler" that might muddle an answer.


Based on experience with  my grandmothers alzhiemers, people with dementia wouldn't even be able to reason out and ponder the question the way you did.  I think that's kind of what they are looking for.
 
2014-01-16 08:11:43 AM

Uchiha_Cycliste: FTFA headline: " DIY dementia test: sample questions from the quiz doctors claim will catch Alzheimer's early"

I thoughtdementia and Alzheimer's were distinctly different diseases, though similar in some ways in presentation, distinctly different in cause an prognoses.


Dementia is a set of symptoms.  Alzhiemers can cause dementia symptoms, but so can other things.
 
2014-01-16 08:40:40 AM
Just ask them when the Second World War started, and if they say anything but "1919" or "the signing of The Treaty of Versailles", they're clearly suffering.
 
2014-01-16 08:55:25 AM
I have an older friend that doesn't know what a toaster is, what it would be used for or why anyone would want to use it.  He also thinks the cat wants to be petted when she is aggressively wagging her tail.  The hissing doesn't seem to enlighten him.

He is going to win the lottery. He is going to share most of it with me and then buy a car and a plane.  He needs a plane because he is a pilot and he just needs the money to fly again.

How many people like him are giving all their extra cash to the lottery?
 
2014-01-16 09:06:37 AM
FTFA: "You are buying pounds $13.45 of groceries."

They lost me at pounds. Is this a ruler or a watch?
 
2014-01-16 09:30:30 AM

forgotmydamnusername: I'm middle-aged, with a history of concussions. Also drug use many years ago, in quantities that could conceivably wipe out some neurons. I've noticed that things like memory, organization, and not getting confused are maybe becoming a little harder for me than for some people in my age group. Although it isn't like I've exactly become a cabbage, the odds that I'll turn out to be the smartest guy in the room have definitely gotten longer.


I'm in the same boat. Sucks, huh? Who knew all those drugs & noggin-conks would fark up your noodle?
I've recently started playing Portal to try & sharpen mental acuity.
 
2014-01-16 10:11:41 AM
What if you're just a bad test-taker?
 
2014-01-16 10:51:35 AM

jake_lex: Ghastly: WE WANT HEN FAP!

NO MORE CLEAN CHEESE!


BATHE SANTA NOW!
 
2014-01-16 11:21:20 AM

HindiDiscoMonster: shiat.... I came in here to say something, but I forgot what it was.


It's OK; we remember. We should; you've already said it six times.
 
2014-01-16 11:39:25 AM

manimal2878: Uchiha_Cycliste: FTFA headline: " DIY dementia test: sample questions from the quiz doctors claim will catch Alzheimer's early"z

I thoughtdementia and Alzheimer's were distinctly different diseases, though similar in some ways in presentation, distinctly different in cause an prognoses.
 
Dementia is a set of symptoms.  Alzhiemers can cause dementia symptoms, but so can other things.


So dementia isn't solely a medical condition, it can also be a medical symptom that's indicative of other conditions.
 
2014-01-16 11:43:18 AM

Cybernetic: What if you're just a bad test-taker?


that depends, did you review and pursue the sample questions
 
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