Hi Angela hope your ok I just took that test and scored 29 yesterday
had my 6 monthly test for memory clinic scored 30/30 now I'm confused with the results was the memory clinic test 2 easy
cheers Tony xx
Hi Tony. Personally I would go by the test carried out by the memory clinic.Don`t take any notice of this on line one.
Take care and good to hear from you.
`As we let our own light shine we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same`
I have not tried ths test because I am sceptical. My husband has a form of Alzheimers, he is 70, and before this hit him he was better than me at all this stuff. He was a scientist with a PhD, held a high powered job and was hihgly intelligent. At the support group we go to there is an ex maths professor who has written text books and various other highly intelligent people. I am very suspicious of all this stuff. What are they trying to sell. My mum had vascular dementia and was again an intelligent lady who could fly through crosswords and was a whizz at mental arithmatic until this dreadful illness got her. I am sure you cannot train your brain to avoid Alzheimers or Dementia and would put this stuff on a par with cancer patients being told they can sort it out with crank diets. Do you not think if it was really the case that people who suffered from Alzheimers or dementia could be diagnosed early by something as simple as this it would not of been picked up before.
I am suitably happy with a score of 88. Use a mouse, it's a lot easier. With a history of dementia in the family i feel quite content this evening
I scored 56 on my PC
which is apparently slightly above average for my age, quiet pleased with that
I too only managed to do 1 1/2 columns on a couple of them
I'm 38 yo and scored 78 using a mousepad on my laptop.
I can't believe you are all doing this - haven't we got enough to worry about? !!!
I have just done it..quite enjoyed the challenge of it...got a more than acceptable score for my age at 53/110 but would have done better if they had told me at the start that I had to remember which row of the grid all the items were placed because I hadn't paid attention to that! It does say it is more mouse friendly than touch pad/screen.
Personally I would take it all with a large pinch of salt (or maybe that should be small glass of red wine!). My partner did an autism test in a similar way and his score came back as standard for a high functioning autistic person. We did suspect he would score a low score as he has a very unusual brain! I have forwarded the link on to him to try...will let you all know how he gets on!
I'm not an expert in neurodegeneration, but I do have both a BSc and a PhD in Neuroscience, and I can reassure anyone doing these tests to NOT WORRY if you get a low score! Everyone has different abilities regarding these tests, so a low score may just be what is NORMAL for you. If you took the test one year, then scored half as well a year later, then I might start to be concerned. But taking it once and getting a low score tells you very little really. As does taking it once and getting a high score, as I did. Apparently, I'm not at risk of Alzheimer's. Well, my family history says otherwise, unfortunately!! (yeah - the irony of a neuroscientist with familial neurodegeneration in the family isn't lost on me )
Also, as others have said, people who can operate the mouse quickly will do MUCH better on these tests than people who can't, or who use a touchpad.
If you do get a low score and are still worried, then consider seeing your GP for a proper memory test. I'll put money on it that your GP will be able to put your mind at rest.
My score was 43...so I put that down to the fact that I have Dyslexia, an underactive thyroid, ADHD and M.E.
I have always had poor cognitive functioning...so that test didn't really tell me anything I didn't know already.
I'm male, 57, using computer's trackpad uninterrupted at home, but I use computers extensively. Scored 65, apparently above average for age. My Mum has advanced A, now age 93, and of course I'm concerned about my future.
'am going to attribute my score to all of that plus a bit of stress. However,I am going to seriously take a look at my lifestyle because it is pretty unhealthy at the moment!!!! I am also going to stay away from this type of research for a while.'
...really concerns me. if I were scoring lowly, and even at my score, I will continue to do everything readily available to chart and track my position, and to learn what I can do to give myself every chance of improvement. It is such oft quoted, and (forgive me for being a little harsh) excuses when faced with valuable information that make me wonder whether A is the result of an attitude.
My mum was always scatterbrained, though considered a practical and normally smart woman. When my dad died, she sat down and watched the world go by, using the excuse of 'it's time I had some relaxation'.
We know that if we don't exercise physically, that our bodies degrade. I wonder why it would be any different for our brain, given that this is also a physical item.
Are most here for reassurance and what seems to be called 'support' - or is this a place for real discovery of answers, and education that might improve our chances?