Are you likely to fall pray to Alzheimerís: Check online

Jun 21 2014, 09:32 IST
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A test to measure thinking abilities is available for free download at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Centerís website. A test to measure thinking abilities is available for free download at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Centerís website.
SummaryOhio State University draws up a free, comprehensive, online test to check if you are likely to fall pray to Alzheimerís.

Ohio State University draws up a free, comprehensive, online test to check if you are likely to fall pray to Alzheimerís:

* The test is available for free download at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Centerís 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 siteís 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

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