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Old 06-20-2014, 06:20 PM
 
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Often I think much more is required to assess than what is offered.

I remember when my dad was falling and neither of them were keeping doctor's appointments, answering the door or phone and forgetting to eat. Dad was driving on the sidewalk and the garbage was piling sky-high on the back porch.

I was trying to get them help but they'd send everyone away. I thought it would be useful to have outsiders try to intercede so I had the county social worker visit them for an assessment and they passed because they knew what day it was and who the president was (on that particular day anyway.)
Maybe none of those things fit cognitive impairment and are due to other issues. Or maybe the county didn't want to assist in this case. But they certainly qualified from my perspective.

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Old 06-20-2014, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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I wonder what Donald Sterling's score was.
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:43 PM
 
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Take it periodically, like every 6 months to a year. See if there's decline. But I read a great book on memory. There are things that affect your memory that don't necessarily mean you are getting dementia. And there are ways to improve your memory. Dancing was mentioned as a great thing but I have a dear friend with dementia who used to go dancing with her hubby on a regular basis so... But she is happy and physically healthy except her mind. But in the pictures I see she is smiling and is pleasant. God bless her.
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Old 06-21-2014, 04:25 AM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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I've always failed these tests, this time, too. I have a Ph.D in economics and am still working profitably at 71.

I also failed or nearly failed every math course I ever took in high school. I took no math in college. I was admitted to an MS program in economics with the condition that I teach myself enough calculus and linear algebra over the summer and was given a graduate-level text in quantitative economics to do this.

I had no problems at all. I loved it. And that was the problem. All the math courses i ever took used boring, irrelevant examples. In economics, i discovered optimization....and have never looked back.

I fail tests that are not fun. Life should be fun. Tests should be fun.

Give me a test like this one with examples related to sex. I'll pass.
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Old 06-21-2014, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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I've always failed these tests, this time, too. I have a Ph.D in economics and am still working profitably at 71.

I also failed or nearly failed every math course I ever took in high school. I took no math in college. I was admitted to an MS program in economics with the condition that I teach myself enough calculus and linear algebra over the summer and was given a graduate-level text in quantitative economics to do this.

I had no problems at all. I loved it. And that was the problem. All the math courses i ever took used boring, irrelevant examples. In economics, i discovered optimization....and have never looked back.

I fail tests that are not fun. Life should be fun. Tests should be fun.

Give me a test like this one with examples related to sex. I'll pass.
Highly doubtful. Which items did you get wrong?
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Glenbogle
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Websites like Luminosity and mybrainertrainer offer cognitive tests and exercises and compare your results with others in your age bracket.
Thanks for those links, I hadn't heard of them before. :-)

Btw, the second one is mybraintrainer.com (not brainer) ;-)
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