Alzheimer's test

pete41(9ab FL.)April 22, 2007

Alzheimer's Test-

> Count the "F's" in the following text:

> FINISHED FILES ARE THE RE-

> SULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIF-

> IC STUDY COMBINED WITH THE

> EXPERIENCE OF YEARS...

> (see below)

> Managed it ?

> Scroll down only after you have counted them, okay?

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> How many did you count? 3 ?

> Wrong, there are 6 !!--no joke.

> Read it again.

> The reasoning behind it is further down.

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> The brain cannot process "OF".

> Incredible or what ? Go back and look again!!

> Anyone who counts all 6 "F's" on the first go is a genius.

> Three is normal, four is quite rare.

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amywmiles

WHAT?!?!!!? Why can't my brain process 'of'? I guess I should be glad there is an explanation.

:)
Amy

    Bookmark   April 22, 2007 at 8:59PM
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anntn6b(z6b TN)

Or you could find the "Mini-Mental Test" that's on some Senior Dementia websites.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2007 at 10:32PM
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meredith_e Z7b, Piedmont of NC, 1000' elevation

I LOVE this test, pete! I was going to post it sometime but couldn't remember how to look it up, lol!

You always know a cheat if they take way too long doing it, BTW...

    Bookmark   April 23, 2007 at 10:41PM
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harryshoe zone6 eastern Pennsylvania

A few more things my brain cannot process. The list is getting very long. I fear the day when my brain can no longer process beer. Life will no longer be worth living.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2007 at 7:16AM
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nickelsmumz8(8)

I got 6! And I don't think I spent a really long time doing it, either.

I'm actually sure this is not a good sign. And I have a terrible memory and frequently feel like dementia is imminent. Yikes. Maybe it's a weird form of savantism (useless ability to count letter frequency???)

    Bookmark   April 24, 2007 at 8:11PM
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