Alzheimer’s Test in 5 Minutes
Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy, Health Coach - June 10, 2009
Researchers claim a new self-test is able to accurately detect Alzheimer’s disease in five
The British Medical Journal published a new self-administered test called “Test Your Memory” (TYM). Researchers
state that it is far more accurate than any other screening test currently used to detect Alzheimer’s disease. The
test takes only a few minutes to complete and can detect even mild cases of the disease.
According to researchers, "A score above 42 ... correctly excludes the
diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease on 97 percent of occasions."
The TYM was able to detect 93 percent of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, while another test, used for the past
30 years, detected only 52 percent of patients.
Reference Source: British Medical Journal, June 9, 2009;338:b2030
The test might be skewed because it’s designed for people living in the United Kingdom. In the U.S. you should
change the “prime minister” question to “president”. Several of us will lose a few points on the question asking
the year the First World War began.
We should first note that the results of this test might be skewed because it's designed for people living in the
United Kingdom. For example, the "prime minister" question should be replaced with a "president" question in the
Natural products, diet and lifestyle can have positive impact on Alzheimer’s if started early enough. I will use
this test with my clients that are concerned about their memory.
Click here to print the Alzheimer’s Test.
Click here to score the Alzheimer’s Test.
Click here to go to the Alzheimer's Mini Mental State
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