Simple Puzzle to Determine if One has Alzheimers

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   Posted 2/20/2012 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
My sister sent this to me this a.m.
 
I thought perhaps someone might want to try it.  It's a simple puzzle which you are asked to put together.  Alzheimers' patients are unable to do this; if you can do it, you have no problem.
 
This is the website:
 
  brl.ntt.co.jp/people/hara/fly.swiff
 
 
It's an  interesting little puzzle--if you like working puzzles.
 
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Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 2/20/2012 11:40:29 AM (GMT-7)


Red_34
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   Posted 2/20/2012 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I had to put that address in the search bar because it wasn't coming up. It's an interesting and easy puzzle, but for people with memory issues, I can see how this would pose a problem.

Perhaps this will work:

www.brl.ntt.co.jp/people/hara/fly.swf

Thanks for sharing!
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   Posted 2/20/2012 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, Red, that works perfectly.

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   Posted 2/20/2012 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much for that --- thankfully I was able to do it!!

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   Posted 2/20/2012 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Thankfully, so was I, Lonie!

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   Posted 2/20/2012 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Phew! The first time I tried it, I must have 'lost' a piece of the puzzle by swiping it too forcefully to the side of the page...and I couldn't complete it because of the 'missing' piece...

..but I managed to do it the second time, and once more, just to be safe!;p

That counts, right? Lol.

I am going to have my mom try this, thanks!

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It's Genetic
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   Posted 2/20/2012 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, yes, I would say "ANYTHING GOES'"so long as we can get it together!  Lol, too!

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Lonie
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   Posted 2/20/2012 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Ha, ha, I did the same thing Scaredy Cat; I was a little nervous when I couldn't get it right off the bat wink

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   Posted 2/20/2012 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank goodness it wasn't timed!!!! shocked blush
 
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   Posted 2/21/2012 3:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I suspect that it is true, It'smee, since it was sent first to my sister.At least, her report indicated that Alzheimers' patients are unable to solve the puzzle and that if you can solve it, you do not have the illness.

I feel sure, however, that it has to do with the ability to see the color and shape of the pieces rather than other things.
 
As long as you're worried about your mental health, I think you're
safe.  We are all probably listened to carefully by our physicians for
safety about our overall health.
 
Take care.

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Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 2/21/2012 1:43:06 AM (GMT-7)


polishdan
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   Posted 2/21/2012 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Interesting test. I had no problem, even with Parkinsons.

Dan

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   Posted 2/21/2012 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Very glad to know that, Dan.

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   Posted 2/24/2012 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
OK, I was not able to do the puzzle but I have a good reason - my computer is so messed up that often the whole page does not load and in this case I did not seem to have enough puzzle pieces nor was I able to move the puzzle down so I could see the top of it.
 
New computer tomorrow so I won't go looking for my room at the memory care yet.  I will try with new puter. 
 
turn   shocked idea devil smhair yeah
 
That's my story and I am sticking to it.
 
Kitt

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   Posted 2/24/2012 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Dan - you rock !

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   Posted 2/24/2012 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
You gave me a good giggle Kitt! :)

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   Posted 2/24/2012 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
skitt
Thanks for the applause. I don't need AZ along with PD and an ileostomy.

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   Posted 2/24/2012 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Nice link at the bottom; I think the moderator's will be on to you shortly.

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   Posted 2/24/2012 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
IG; go to his link in purple -- it goes to a website to sell insurance.

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   Posted 2/24/2012 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh yes -- sorry just my old moderator detectors coming out, lol. :-) Plus, for some reason I thought you were a mod -- sorry about that!

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lol, yes, it is a tough job, and I appreciate all of the mods. They are awesome! Sorry I had to give it up, but so many other things came my way and I needed some space.

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   Posted 2/24/2012 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't worry Scaredy I had the same problem... Sooo is that why i forget a lot? J/K
I know its because of my chemotherapy and radiation
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   Posted 8/10/2012 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Wierd - I've been diagnosed with alzheimer's in several clinical tests by medical experts in the field (UT Southwestern in Dallas) over the last 3 years (since Aug. 25, 2009).  It took me less than a minute to complete the trivial puzzle.  What is going on?

Post Edited (Mark Estes) : 8/10/2012 10:20:03 PM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 11/14/2012 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
It was a relief to be able to easily complete the puzzle. While I don't suspect that I have alzheimer's, I'm going in for an MRI tomorrow because I'm concerned about memory problems. I'm 63 and like most of my peers, have more and more short term memory problems. My friends and I all laugh about not being able to remember a word, and then 3 minutes later, it pops right up. But mine seems to be worse than most folks I know. Recently I have almost caused three wrecks. I have lupus and fibro, and know that brain fog is a common symptom. Years ago (maybe 10 or 12) I was diagnosed with small vessel disease, but was not told how little or how much, so we're going to find out tomorrow. It would be so nice to know what is going on. Of course, my hope is that the MRI finds only normal changes due to aging, and that all this is just brain fog. One of the recent posts here is about the frustration a woman is going through while caring for an older family member, and my greatest fear is in becoming that old person no one wants to be around anymore.
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   Posted 11/14/2012 9:32 PM (GMT -6)   
had me scared. i tried several times and kept missing a couple pieces. finally, i seperated all pieces off to the sides and got it.

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   Posted 11/25/2012 3:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I thought perhaps someone might want to try it. It's a simple puzzle which you are asked to put together. Alzheimers' patients are unable to do this; if you can do it, you have no problem.

Post Edited By Moderator (Red_34) : 11/25/2012 6:13:41 AM (GMT-7)

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