Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Dementia TEST no. 1 and Dementia TEST no. 2

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Concerned over our switch to biweekly publication of the Zestzfulness, SC Khoo sent us this to test if our mind has slowed down:


Question 1 : YOU ARE IN A RACE: You over take the 2nd person.. What position are you in?

Question 2 : YOU ARE IN A RACE You over take the last person. What position are you in?

Question 3 : TAKE 1000 and add 40 • add another 1000 to it • now add 20 • now add another 1000 • now add another 1000 • now add 30 • now add 10. What is the Total?

Question 4 : Mary’s father has 5 daughters: 1. nana, 2. nene, 3. nini, 4. nono. What is the name of the fifth daughter?

Question 5 : A mute person goes into a shop and wants to buy a toothbrush. By imitating the action of brushing his teeth he successfully expresses himself to the shopkeeper and the purchase is done. Next a blind man comes into the shop who wants to by a pair of does HE indicate what he wants?

ANSWER to Question 1:

2ND POSITION If you answered 1st then you are wrong! Taking over 1st position would put you in 1st place. Try to get the next one right ok?

ANSWER to Question 2:

If you answered 2nd to last then you are wrong again! Tell me how you would over take the LAST person... Are you trying to get these right?? I wasn’t very good question...

ANSWER to Question 3:

DID YOU GET 5000? Too bad because the Correct answer is: 4100 Now check it with a calculator... Today just isn’t your day is it?

ANSWER to Question 4:

DID YOU ANSWER: NUNU? Wrong again. Her name is Mary; read the question again!

ANSWER to Question 5:


* This is NOT designed to diagnose in any way shape or form. It is for FUN.


Stung by SC Khoo’s concern, we decided to take the 15-minute online quiz called the Cognitive Function Test.

This test has been developed by an Oxford University team of scientists, which they claim can help detect the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, diagnosing the most common form of dementia, much earlier than it might be spotted.

The test has three sections using computer-based tasks and games for measuring different parts of the memory. It should be kept in mind though, the test does not replace a doctor’s check-up, which will need to be continued to be done to find out if the diagnosis is correct.

The instant result provided by doing the quiz will help set their minds at rest, or encourage a visit to their doctor for a check-up, much sooner than they would have.

Scientists are of the opinion, it will prove helpful for all those people who believe a stigma is attached to admitting suffering from memory problems. As well, lifestyle and diet guidance will also be provided for slowing down the condition from developing further.

The free test developed by British scientists follows a study published last year that credited a vitamin pill with reducing brain shrinkage associated with the disease, by up to five times.

According to the study, when taken early the vitamin pill proved to be most effective.

The computer-based interactive quiz is capable of spotting signs of the debilitating brain disease in people as young as 50 years, including helping in delaying or preventing the condition by advising simple diet and lifestyle changes.

Experts say delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s by five years could halve the number of people who die of the condition, currently a third of whom are over-65 years of age. This has led to scientists worldwide working on developing blood and other tests for early diagnosis of the disease.

.....we forgot our results. Take your test but don't forget to send your result.

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