Monday, May 16, 2011

15-MINUTE TEST TO KNOW IF YOU ARE AT RISK OF DEVELOPING ALZHEIMER'S

New Sunday Times 15 May 2011. (Click on all images to enlarge for clearer text.)
If you are in the 50-70 age bracket, this is one online test you want to try. I came across it in The New Sunday Times yesterday, and couldn't resist taking the test to find out if I am at risk of developing Alzheimer's.

Click here to take the test.
The test is a follow-up to the landmark Oxford University study published last year which credited a simple vitamin pill, costing only 50 sen a day, for reducing brain shrinkage linked to Alzheimer's by as much as 500%. It is a free test created by an Oxford team to enable people to find out if they have mild cognitive impairment (slight memory lapses) which can be an early warning of Alzheimer's.

My test results show I'm at low risk of developing Alzheimer's.
Do take the test. All you need is 15 minutes of uninterrupted time. The test is best done on a full screen, minimum screen size of 1024 x 768 pixels. You will require Javascript and a mouse for easy clicking. Doing the 4-part simple test is fun and mentally stimulating. You get the results instantly at the end of the test.

Just bear in mind that the test is not a diagnosis, but it does detect whether you are showing early signs of Alzheimer's. It is recommended that you take the test the following year to monitor your cognitive function. If your score puts you at risk, refer to the 10 Alzheimer's preventive steps, and take the necessary action.

3 comments:

AT said...

Thanks for sharing this interesting test. Just took it!

Pak Idrus said...

Lily, There is some thing fishy about this test since they did not give us any choice but to tick all their request. And then with that they would use the data to their advantage. And we just became a free guinea pig in this test. Thanks.

el-f said...

Pak Idrus, as long as no one is making me buy anything, and as long as it's for research purposes, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.