Test for Dementia

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Test for Dementia

Postby Freakzilla » Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:44 pm

Below are four (4) questions and a bonus question. You have to answer them instantly. You can't take your time, answer all of them immediately . OK?


Let's find out just how clever you really are....


First Question:

You are participating in a race. You overtake the second person.

What position are you in?





















Answer: If you answered that you are first, then you are
absolutely wrong! If you overtake the second person and you take his place, you are second!

Try not to screw up next time.
Now answer the second question,
but don't take as much time as you took for the first question, OK ?

Second Question:
If you overtake the last person, then you are...?




















Answer: If you answered that you are second to last, then you are wrong again. Tell me, how can you overtake the LAST Person?


You're not very good at this, are you?

















Third Question:
Very tricky arithmetic! Note: This must be done in your head only .
Do NOT use paper and pencil or a calculator. Try it.



Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000 . Now add 30.
Add another 1000 . Now add 20 . Now add another 1000 Now add 10 . What is the total?

















Did you get 5000?

The correct answer is actually 4100.



If you don't believe it, check it with a calculator!
Today is definitely not your day, is it?
Maybe you'll get the last question right....
Maybe.



Fourth Question:

Mary's father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini,
4. Nono. What is the name of the fifth daughter?



















Did you Answer Nunu?
NO! Of course it isn't.
Her name is Mary.! Read the question again!



Okay, now the bonus round:

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
made.
Next, a blind man comes into the shop who wants to buy a pair of
sunglasses; how does HE indicate what he wants?
























He just has to open his mouth and ask...
It's really very simple.... Like you!

:lol:
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Postby GamePlayer » Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:20 pm

I got a couple wrong :oops:
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Postby Mandy » Sat Feb 16, 2008 3:21 pm

I got the math one wrong and the Nunu one wrong.
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Postby Phaedrus » Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:49 pm

I don't know how, but I messed up the math one. :(
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Postby Omphalos » Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:41 pm

Phaedrus wrote:I don't know how, but I messed up the math one. :(


Me too. Your brain gets to 4,090, sees the next 10, and just farts up to 5,000 instead of 4,100. The mistake is made in that last addition. Up until then, you were probably correct.
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Postby Freakzilla » Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:45 pm

Omphalos wrote:
Phaedrus wrote:I don't know how, but I messed up the math one. :(


Me too. Your brain gets to 4,090, sees the next 10, and just farts up to 5,000 instead of 4,100. The mistake is made in that last addition. Up until then, you were probably correct.


Yeah, I did the exact same thing.
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Postby Star Dust » Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:48 pm

4 for 5, i missed the first one. :oops:
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Postby Liege-Killer » Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:44 pm

Freakzilla wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
Phaedrus wrote:I don't know how, but I messed up the math one. :(


Me too. Your brain gets to 4,090, sees the next 10, and just farts up to 5,000 instead of 4,100. The mistake is made in that last addition. Up until then, you were probably correct.


Yeah, I did the exact same thing.


Same here. There's some sort of perceptual glitch we're getting tripped up on, sort of the numerical equivalent of an optical illusion.

The others were ridiculously easy though.
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Postby SandChigger » Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:42 pm

Very clever. :P

But what does this have to do with dementia? :shock:
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Postby Freakzilla » Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:04 pm

SandChigger wrote:Very clever. :P

But what does this have to do with dementia? :shock:


Well...

My mom sent it to me and her aunt had dementia.

Best I can do, sorry.
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Postby SandChigger » Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:26 pm

OK.

(Sorry to hear that about your great aunt. :( )
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Postby Omphalos » Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:41 pm

Freakzilla wrote:
SandChigger wrote:Very clever. :P

But what does this have to do with dementia? :shock:


Well...

My mom sent it to me and her aunt had dementia.

Best I can do, sorry.


Dementia by proxy. That's two disorders in one!
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Postby Freakzilla » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:01 pm

SandChigger wrote:OK.

(Sorry to hear that about your great aunt. :( )


Now you know, there's a history of mental illness in my family.

:x :wink:
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Postby Liege-Killer » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:10 pm

Freakzilla wrote:
SandChigger wrote:OK.

(Sorry to hear that about your great aunt. :( )


Now you know, there's a history of mental illness in my family.

:x :wink:


Now we know, whereas before we only suspected. :lol:
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Postby Crysknife » Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:27 am

I got the last one wrong :oops:

What an idiot.
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Postby inhuien » Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:33 am

Crysknife wrote:I got the last one wrong :oops:


Same here, Doe :wink:
Look, I'm not much good at big speeches, and I know I haven't always been an easy guy to get on with, and I know, that given the choice, I wouldn't have chosen you as friends, but I just want to say, that over the years, I have come to regard you as people I met.

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Postby chanilover » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:22 am

I did pretty well, I even got the maths question right, although I didn't get the blind man question.
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Postby Star Dust » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:59 am

SandChigger wrote:Very clever. :P

But what does this have to do with dementia? :shock:


My mom has it. Apparently these types of questions help to pinpoint the disease, but as we can see from our own performance, maybe not the best questions! Or we're all demented!! ;)

There are lots of other tests though. Simple, everyday things become confusing. One of the tests my mom was given was to draw the face of a clock on a piece of paper, at some specified time. She ended up writing the numbers 1 through 20 around the outside, with no hands at all. Seems the current date and time of day are particularly hard things to remember for people with dementia.
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Postby SandChigger » Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:11 am

No one in my family, either side, has had it that we know of, so I guess I don't think about it that often, as something real affecting real people. :(

(Of course, on my mother's side, which I take after, we tend to kick off early, mid-to-late sixties. And while my father died early of TB, on that side they usually have to nail us in still screaming.)

How long since she was diagnosed? (If that's not too intrusive.)
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Postby Star Dust » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:01 am

About nine months ago.

It's a sucky way to go. In some ways it's worse than Alzheimer's, although with Dementia the downward curve is slightly shallower. Still, there's things me and my sibs find to laugh about, sometimes at mom's expense, but she's a real good sport about it. In a way, though, there's some things that have me intrigued. Most people would think that losing your ememory would suck (well, it would lol), but with my mom each thing is like the first time, to some extent. We took her to Wendy's after a Doctor's appointment for a Frosty. It was the best ice cream she ever had (despite the 9,000 other Frosty's she's had in the past). Same thing at Steak & Shake - best burger she ever had! We (sibs) kind of catch each other's eyes and grin. Gotta be carefull where you set things down around mom, though. If she puts it away, all bets are off. Watch your car keys!!!!

In truth, that's really the worst of it so far. Forgetting things. She still remembers our names and her friends names, etc., and is highly functional, living on her own in the same house we were all raised in. So it's not all drool and acting batshit like some people would have you believe.
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Postby SandChigger » Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:53 am

Thanks for sharing that. I'm really sorry.

My mom died in a traffic accident fourteen years ago come the end of this month. She would have been 76 the day before yesterday, as a matter of fact. I sometimes wonder what her mental condition would be like now if she were still alive. If she had developed a similar problem, I would have had to return to the States to take care of her because I certainly couldn't have relied on my PoS sister to do it. (She was the driver.)

Of course, Mom was a bit of loon (it's genetic), so we might not have been able to tell. ;)
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Postby fantomas » Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:49 am

My respect to all afflicted.

Got all answers wrong! :o
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Postby Pardot Kynes » Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:16 am

I don't know if its that I just woke up, or that I'm an idiot, but I got them all wrong as well :P
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:26 am

I got 4120 on the math one. Biffed the nunu question. Got the rest right.
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Postby Eyes High » Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:11 pm

Missed the first one. The others I got correct expect the first thing that popped in my head about the sunglasses is why would a blindman want a pair of shades?

Can I blame it on a lack of sleep?

Oh, and sorry to hear about the family who suffered through dementia. It's hard to see someone you love fall from what they use to be.
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Postby SpacemanSpiff » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:14 pm

I can not believe I got the daughter one wrong and the last one wrong.
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