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Are you suffering from Alzheimer's

 
 
Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 24 Mar, 2012 11:31 am
@JPB,
Pssst: speaking of memory, ... that site is called Lumosity.. (not Luminosity). They call such an activíty a brain training 'Gym'.
cicerone imposter
 
  1  
Reply Sat 24 Mar, 2012 11:34 am
@dalehileman,
You probably didn't read all the posts on this thread to understand the issues of alz. There are some simple tasks that a normal person would be able to complete, but almost impossible for someone suffering from alz.

If you couldn't complete the puzzle offered in my first post, it's recommended that you see your doctor for further testing. Early intervention with alz can slow down the disease.



JPB
 
  1  
Reply Sat 24 Mar, 2012 11:51 am
@Ragman,
I have a different excuse (fortunately). I'm brain damaged.
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Roberta
 
  2  
Reply Sat 24 Mar, 2012 12:17 pm
@Ragman,
Ragman wrote:

Pssst: speaking of memory, ... that site is called Lumosity.. (not Luminosity). They call such an activíty a brain training 'Gym'.


I just went to the site. Is it safe to provide info there? Have you joined? Hmmmm. I wonder if they deal with paranoia.
JPB
 
  1  
Reply Sat 24 Mar, 2012 12:20 pm
@Roberta,
I've been there for over a year. I get an occasional spam email telling me I haven't been around much, but it's been a pretty harmless experience.
dalehileman
 
  0  
Reply Sat 24 Mar, 2012 12:27 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Quote:
see your doctor

http://able2know.org/topic/186773-1

Quote:
There are some simple tasks that a normal person would be able to complete
Forgive my lack of clarity Cic, it owes to a mental condition if not brain damage but what I was asking was, how could the display with the fella using a parachute possibly serve as a test for Alz's
cicerone imposter
 
  1  
Reply Sat 24 Mar, 2012 12:47 pm
@dalehileman,
It's a puzzle that people with alz could not complete. They wouldn't know where to begin - no less how to complete the puzzle.

It's the same with asking somebody with alz to draw a clock. It's a simple task with normal brain function, but impossible for someone suffering from alz.
dalehileman
 
  1  
Reply Sat 24 Mar, 2012 01:32 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Quote:
They wouldn't know where to begin - no less how to complete the puzzle.
That’s surely me all right. So is the display interactive

That is, using my mouse am supposed to grab one of the moving images and pull it over to match it with to one of the other moving images

I don’t think any old man such as I could do that, Alz’s or not
cicerone imposter
 
  1  
Reply Sat 24 Mar, 2012 01:35 pm
@dalehileman,
As you "grab" a piece with your mouse, place it in the area provided where you think it belongs. Then move to the next piece to "grab" it, and place it until you finish all the pieces.

When you finish, you'll probably have to adjust the pieces to make it fit "perfectly." I know, I had to do that.
dalehileman
 
  1  
Reply Sat 24 Mar, 2012 01:45 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Aha Imp thank you, I had guessed correctly

There’s no way I could do it so I guess it’s Alz’s after all
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edgarblythe
 
  1  
Reply Sat 24 Mar, 2012 01:47 pm
It was pretty simple. I have worked many similar puzzles on game sites.
dalehileman
 
  1  
Reply Sat 24 Mar, 2012 02:12 pm
@edgarblythe,
But I haven't
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chai2
 
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Reply Sat 24 Mar, 2012 02:23 pm
@dalehileman,
dalehileman wrote:

am supposed to grab one of the moving images and pull it over to match it with to one of the other moving images



You ask above if are you supposed to do this and such....well, did you, to see what would happen?
That's what makes it a puzzle, you have to try different things to see what works, not just stare at it.

It's just like doing a jigsaw puzzle laid out on the table you know....you find the corner pieces and the edges, and fill in the rest.

You're just overcomplicating it.
dalehileman
 
  1  
Reply Sat 24 Mar, 2012 02:53 pm
@chai2,
Yea chat, thank you for that, it turns out to be ‘way easier than I had supposed so I imagine you’d have to be pretty deeply into Alz’s before you couldn’t and therefore isn’t it pretty much worthless

Or are there a time limits of some sort, say how long it takes you to finish as a measure of its progress
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firefly
 
  1  
Reply Sat 24 Mar, 2012 03:26 pm
@dalehileman,
Quote:
what I was asking was, how could the display with the fella using a parachute possibly serve as a test for Alz's

Putting that puzzle together involves an understanding of spatial relationships and impairment of that particular cognitive ability can be indicative of Alzheimer's--it is one of 10 warning signs.
Quote:
Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships

For some people, having vision problems is a sign of Alzheimer's. They may have difficulty reading, judging distance and determining color or contrast. In terms of perception, they may pass a mirror and think someone else is in the room. They may not realize they are the person in the mirror.

What's a typical age-related change? Vision changes related to
cataracts.

You can read the other 9 warning signs of Alzheimer's here.

http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_10_signs_of_alzheimers.asp



chai2
 
  1  
Reply Sat 24 Mar, 2012 03:36 pm
As an aside, I listened to an amazing audiobook (fiction) of a woman who is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. I highly recommend it.

"I'm Still Alice"
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cicerone imposter
 
  1  
Reply Sat 24 Mar, 2012 03:38 pm
@firefly,
Good list on alz. Educating ourselves about physical and mental health is always a good thing. Catching it early might make the difference between longer and healthier life.
farmerman
 
  1  
Reply Sat 24 Mar, 2012 04:01 pm
@cicerone imposter,
catching what early?
chai2
 
  1  
Reply Sat 24 Mar, 2012 04:03 pm
@farmerman,
the flu.
that's why everyone should get a shot early in the season.
cicerone imposter
 
  1  
Reply Sat 24 Mar, 2012 04:06 pm
@chai2,
I get my flu shot every year, free at Kaiser.
 

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