Are you likely to fall pray to Alzheimers: Check online

Written by New York Times | New York | Updated: Jun 21 2014, 15:02pm hrs
Sage testA test to measure thinking abilities is available for free download at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center?s website.
Ohio State University draws up a free, comprehensive, online test to check if you are likely to fall pray to Alzheimers:

* The test is available for free download at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Centers website

* It has four versions to avoid a practice effect in case people take it multiple times.

* It is about four pages long with basic questions that can be answered in 10-15 minutes.

* The test is best scored by a doctor, so the sites scoring instructions are directed toward physicians

* It is intended to test different parts of the brain and has questions on language, reasoning, problem-solving and memory skills.

Scoring:

* A score of 17 or higher, of a maximum 22, is considered normal.

* A score of 16 or below, generally indicates a need for further evaluation