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EllaIf You Think

You Have A Problem

Ella Traver | ElderThink | 01.28.11


If you take these tests and you think you might have memory problems, the next thing to do is to see your doctor. He or she will most likely have you evaluated by a psychologist.


ElderThink's Gretchen Heuring interviewed a psychologist, Dr. Balaji Nettimi for this series on memory. Dr. Nettimi specializes in diagnosis of memory impairment including Alheimer's Disease. You can read the Dr. Nettimi interview yourself.


I certainly never realized how complicated it is to analyze our thinking and memory mechanisms. I guess I take my little brain for granted. Working on this memory series has certainly given for thought!




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10 Signs of Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association has defined ten tell-tale signs of this terrible disease. Take a deep breath and learn what you can. 10 Signs


What Do You Do If You Have Alzheimer's? Who Do You Tell?

A person diagnosed with Alzheimer's speaks out. Read the ElderThinker's report. If You Have AD.




On-Line Tests for Memory



Memory Tests You Can Take Right Now

Gretchen Heuring | ElderThink | 01.28.11


Here are a few memory tests that have been developed by researchers at established Universities and research centers woman writing(Harvard, for example) The tests are free but they all need a bit of information from you. Usually they just want your name and an email. Everything is kept confidential so their work won't be tarnished. If you think something is wrong with yourself or a loved one, these tests will give you a chance to find out.


Think You Can't Remember Faces?

Face blindness, or "prosopagnosia," is often accompanied by other kinds of recognition problems. Everyone has trouble remembering faces sometimes but people with prosopagnosia can't recognize people they are with often like spouses or children.


Researchers at Harvard, Cambridge and University College in London have developed an online test for face blindness. To take the test you will have to allow them to use the results in their research and you will be anonymous. Otherwise, it's free. I took it and discovered that I recognize faces better than I thought I did. Cambridge Face Memory Test


How Is Your Short-Term Memory Really?

A research group at Harvard invites anyone to test their short-term memory by taking an on-line test. They use the results for research but who you are is kept confidential. The test is fun and it feels right to help researchers. Keeping Things In Mind


Dr. Oz has a memory quiz on his site that was developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Oz Memory Test


How Fast Do You Think?

Here's an online test that measures the speed of your brain. You are asked to register to take the test. Memory Speed Test


Fostein Mini-Mental State Exam

This quick exam tests your state of being. It's best to have someone else give it to you, but you can do it yourself. You will know if there's a problem. You can find a copy at PAR.



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