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Something for Sunday

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Something for Sunday

Are you afraid of Alzheimer's Disease?
 
'In the following analysis the French Professor Bruno Dubois Director of the Institute of Memory and Alzheimer's Disease at a Paris Hospital addressed the subject in a rather reassuring way:

"For some time now, I have been stuck and I do not know what we were I talking about . Before, I was afraid it was the beginning of Alzheimer's but today, after reading this article I am reassured and if anyone is aware of his memory problems, he does not have Alzheimer's."

1. I forget the names of families .
2. I do not remember where I put some things .

It often happens in people 60 years and older that they complain that they lack memory. "The information is always in the brain, it is the "processor" that is lacking and this is 'Anosognosia' or temporary forgetfulness"

Half of people 60 and older have some symptoms that are due to age rather than disease. 
The most common cases are:
 
Forgetting the name of a person.
Going to a room in the house and not remembering why we were going there.
A blank memory for a movie title or actor, an actress.
A waste of time searching where we left our glasses or keys.
 
After 60 years most people have such a difficulty, which indicates that it is not a disease but rather a characteristic due to the passage of years. Many people are concerned about these oversights hence the importance of the following statement: "Those who are conscious of being forgetful have no serious problem of memory, those who suffer from a memory illness or Alzheimer's, are not aware of what is happening. The Professor reassures the majority of people concerned about their oversights: "The more we complain about memory loss, the less likely we are to suffer from memory sickness"

Now for a little neurological test:

1. Find the letter C in the table below.
 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
 
2. If you have already found the letter C, then find the number 6 in the table below.

99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
69999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999

3. Now find the letter N in the table below but be aware, it's a little more difficult.

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMNMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

If you pass these three tests without problem you can cancel your annual visit to the doctor, your brain is in perfect shape and you are far from having any relationship with Alzheimer's'

And yes, I did pass the test.... just. Thumbs_Up
Phew!
I know where I am, I've been lost here before
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Re: Something for Sunday

Thankfully I found those 'tests' very easy.

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Re: Something for Sunday

Passed.

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Re: Something for Sunday

Can't see the relevance of the visual tests unless you happen to forget what you're looking for.

Now where did i leave the Wife.......

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Re: Something for Sunday

First one passed with several "passes". 

The rest passed first pass.

I'm seeing "O"s

 

Now I just need some Jubilee clips. . .

 

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Re: Something for Sunday

@Champnet 

Can you remember doing the test and if not, did you realise that you have forgotten about it?

That's the relevance. 

As for leaving the wife somewhere I'd be more worried about who was going to cook my tea t'night!

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Re: Something for Sunday

Passed the tests pretty quick, but I think I need to see my optician as my eyes now hurt... Shocked

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Re: Something for Sunday

@Minivanman  Wife, wot wife....

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Re: Something for Sunday

Passed those tests with ease, but I am aware that my short-term memory isn't what it used to be.  I heard/read somewhere that poor short-term memory is natural in old age (as confirmed in the OP), and nothing to worry about; a sure sign of dementia is when you forget what everyday objects are used for, e.g. if a patient is shown a fork and asked what it is for and they can't tell you.

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Re: Something for Sunday

I found them fairly easily - just used the 'Find' function of the browser.  Roll_eyes

(Searched for a short combination of letters, e.g. 'OCO')

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Re: Something for Sunday

I used to enjoy doing 'spot the difference' pictures but my eyes have to work a little harder on things like that these days.

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