Do You Have Alzheimer’s?
This is important and interesting.
My wife and I are forever talking about forgetting things and there are many times I’m sure she has this fear that she might be getting Alzheimer’s.
My forgetfulness doesn’t make me think those thoughts but I do get frustrated when I do things like forget why I went for something, or misplace my keys, or when I start the kettle I forget to watch it so when it clocks off it will cool down before I remember that I started it if I even do,
so I found this information online and posted it for your entertainment.
NOTE: I am NOT qualified to speak about Alzheimer’s in any way shape or form so if you have any concerns about your health please seek proper certified medical advice immediately.
In the following analysis the French Professor Bruno Dubois Director of the Institute of Memory and Alzheimer’s Disease (IMMA) addresses the subject in a rather reassuring way:
“If anyone is aware of his memory problems, he does not have Alzheimer’s.”
- I forget the names of families…
- I do not remember where I put some things.
It often happens in people 60 years and older that they complain that they lack memory “The information is always in the brain, it is the “processor” that is lacking.
“This is “Anosognosia” or temporary forgetfulness.
Half of people 60 and older have some symptoms that are due to age rather than disease.
The most common cases are:
- forgetting the name of a person who you know well
- going to a room in the house and not remembering why we were going there
- a blank memory for a movie title or actor, an actress
- a waste of time searching where we left our glasses or keys
After 60 years most people have such a difficulty, which indicates that it is not a disease but rather a characteristic due to the passage of years.
Many people are concerned about these oversights hence the importance of the following statement:
“Those who are conscious of being forgetful have no serious problem of memory.”
“Those who suffer from a memory illness or Alzheimer’s, are not aware of what is happening.”
Professor Bruno Dubois, Director of IMMA, reassures the majority of people concerned about their oversights:
“The more we complain about memory loss, the less likely we are to suffer from memory sickness”
Now for a little neurological test: Only use your eyes!
1- Find the C in the table below!
2- If you found the C, now find the 6 in the table below.
3- Now find the N in the table below. Attention, it’s a little more difficult!
If you pass these three tests without problem:
- You can cancel your annual visit to the neurologist.
- Your brain is in perfect shape!
- You are far from having any relationship with Alzheimer’s.
Share this post with ALL of your over-60 friends, it can reassure them that chances are they are fine.