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  • Test for Dementia

    Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles.
    As we grow older, it's important that we keep mentally alert. The
    saying; "If you don't use it, you will lose it," also applies to the
    brain, so.....

    Below is a very private way to gauge your loss or non-loss of intelligence.
    Take the following test and determine if you are losing it or are still "with it."

    OK, relax, clear your mind and.... begin.

    1. What do you put in a toaster?
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    Answer: "bread." If you said "toast," then give up now and go do something else. Try not to hurt yourself.

    If you said, "bread," go to Question 2.
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    2. Say "silk" five times. Now spell "silk." What do cows drink?
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    Answer: Cows drink water. If you said "milk," please do not attempt the next question. Your brain is obviously over stressed and may even overheat. It may be that you need to content yourself with reading something more appropriate, such as Children's World."

    > If you said "water," proceed to question 3
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    3. If a red house is made from red bricks, and a blue house is made from blue bricks, and a pink house is made from pink bricks and a black house is made from black bricks, what is a green house made from?
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    Answer: Greenhouses are made from glass. If you said, "green bricks,"
    what the devil are you still doing reading these questions?

    If you said "glass," then go on to Question 4.
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    4. Twenty years ago, a plane was flying at 20,000 feet over Germany. If you recall, Germany at the time was politically divided into West Germany and East Germany. Anyway, during the flight, TWO of the engines failed. The pilot, realizing that the last remaining engine is also failing, decides on a crash landing procedure. Unfortunately the third engine fails before he has time to attempt an emergency landing, and the plane crashes smack in the middle of "no man's land" between East Germany and West Germany.

    Where would you bury the survivors? . . . in East Germany or West Germany or in "no man's land"?
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    Answer: You don't, of course, bury survivors. If you said ANYTHING else, you are a real dunce and you must NEVER try to rescue anyone from a plane crash. Your efforts would not be appreciated.

    If you said, "Don't bury the survivors," proceed to the next question.
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    5. If the hour hand on a clock moves 1/60 of a degree every minute how many degrees will the hour hand move in one hour?
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    Answer: One degree. If you said, "360 degrees" or anything other than "one degree," you are to be congratulated on getting this far, but you are obviously out of your league. Turn in your pencil, and exit the room.

    Everyone else proceed to the final question.
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    6. Without using a calculator -- You are driving a bus from London to Milford Haven in Wales. In London, 17 people get on the bus. In Reading, six people get off the bus, and nine people get on. In Swindon, two people get off and four get on. In Cardiff, 11 people get off and 16 people get on. In Swansea, three people get off and five people get on. In Carmathen, six people get off and three get on. You then arrive at Milford Haven.

    > What was the name of the bus driver?
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    > Answer: Oh, for crying out loud! Don't you remember? It was YOU!!

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    Re: Test for Dementia

    Burt

    I've heard that before but it is better everytime i read it

    Shirley
    Diagnosed 2003
    Myectomy 2-23-2004
    Husband: Ken
    Son: John diagnosed 2004
    Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

    Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9

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      Re: Test for Dementia

      Yet again...a good one!
      Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
      YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

      Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
      lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
      Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
      Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
      Currently not obstructed
      Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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