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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

my story revisited #46-memory testing at home

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over the last ten years i have had a lot of folks reach out to me about having memory testing
there are a couple of in home memory tests that you can do yourself

these are
the ad8 test which is usually answered by the patient or a loved one

the other is the sage test which is a good in home test to do
if you do it be honest dont cheat dont get help
its probably the more accurate test that is similar to the in clinic ones done like the mmse or the moca
when i do the sage test i get them all correct
if someone with early alzheimers does the sage test you should obviously tell there was an issue
if someone more advanced did the sage test they might not get any correct

here is the ad8 test

here is the sage test description and here is the sage test from ohio state
the ad8 test is a screening test designed by washington state
it can screen for cognitive changes in dementia
the i cant remember **** stage

it can be taken by a patient or can be administered by a family
member or friend
when i take this test i get a perfect score
and when i take the sage test i do ok also
however when more advanced tests are given to me thats
when the slight cognitive problems i have show up

(report-one year follow up neuropsych tests from ut southwestern
show no change in cognition over the last year)

the ad8 test will pick up someone with problems more advanced
than i am eg pat summitt would probably have problems with
this test and glen campbell
my younger brother he would probably not get any of these
correct as he is in stage 5 of alzheimers disease

go to this link to read about the sage test and take the test online

the ad8 test can also be obtained online at this link and printed off
to be done manually

if you or a family member score poorly on this test consider
seeing your primary care provider for evaluation
if you or your loved one has a problem with their memory thats not too early it will show up on these two tests

its better to know early on there is an issue
i am a good example for that
yes again i got them all right today

the organicgreen doctor

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