DEMENTIA QUIZ

People often joke about “senior moments,” but when these moments happen to you, they aren’t so funny. In fact, researchers recently found a high correlation between people who felt they were having memory issues and high levels of amyloid-beta—a highly-toxic brain protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease. In other words, if you even think you may be at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, you may be right.

To determine your risk level for developing Alzheimer’s disease, answer the twenty simple questions below. Your answers should indicate whether these events occur daily, regularly, occasionally, rarely, or never. Please answer with complete honesty. After you finish this short quiz, your potential risk for developing Alzheimer’s will be calculated. If your risk level is determined to be moderate or extreme, solutions will be provided.

  • 1. Do you forget where you put something such as your keys or your eye glasses?

  • Daily
    Regularly
    Occasionally
    Rarely
    Never

  • 2. Do you fail to recognize places that you have been before?

  • Daily
    Regularly
    Occasionally
    Rarely
    Never

  • 3. Do you walk into a room and forget what you went there for?

  • Daily
    Regularly
    Occasionally
    Rarely
    Never

  • 4. Do you forget a change in your daily routine, such as a change in the place where something is kept, or a change in the time something happens? Do you follow your old routine by mistake?

  • Daily
    Regularly
    Occasionally
    Rarely
    Never

  • 5. Do you have to go back to check whether you have done something that you meant to do?

  • Daily
    Regularly
    Occasionally
    Rarely
    Never

  • 6. Do you forget to take things with you, or leave things behind and have to go back and get them?

  • Daily
    Regularly
    Occasionally
    Rarely
    Never

  • 7. Do you forget that you were told something yesterday or a few days ago, and have to be reminded of it?

  • Daily
    Regularly
    Occasionally
    Rarely
    Never

  • 8. Do you start to read something and later realize you’ve read it before?

  • Daily
    Regularly
    Occasionally
    Rarely
    Never

  • 9. Do you have difficulty picking up a new skill? For example, do you find it hard to learn a new game or to work a new gadget after you have practiced it once or twice?

  • Daily
    Regularly
    Occasionally
    Rarely
    Never

  • 10. Do you find that a word is on the tip of your tongue? You know what it is but you cannot quite say it?

  • Daily
    Regularly
    Occasionally
    Rarely
    Never

  • 11. Do you forget details of what you did or what happened the day before?

  • Daily
    Regularly
    Occasionally
    Rarely
    Never

  • 12. When talking to someone, do you forget what you’ve just said? Maybe asking, “What was I talking about?”

  • Daily
    Regularly
    Occasionally
    Rarely
    Never

  • 13. When reading a newspaper or magazine, or watching a TV show, are you unable to follow the thread of a story, or lose track of what it’s about?

  • Daily
    Regularly
    Occasionally
    Rarely
    Never

  • 14. Do you get the details of what someone has told you mixed up and confused?

  • Daily
    Regularly
    Occasionally
    Rarely
    Never

  • 15. Do you tell someone a story or joke that you’ve told them before?

  • Daily
    Regularly
    Occasionally
    Rarely
    Never

  • 16. Do you forget details of things you do regularly, whether at home or work? For example, do you forget details of what to do or what time it is?

  • Daily
    Regularly
    Occasionally
    Rarely
    Never

  • 17. Do you forget where things are normally kept, or look for them in the wrong place?

  • Daily
    Regularly
    Occasionally
    Rarely
    Never

  • 18. Do you get lost or turned in the wrong direction while driving, on a walk, or in a building where you have been before?

  • Daily
    Regularly
    Occasionally
    Rarely
    Never

  • 19. Do you repeat to someone what you have just told them, or ask them the same question twice?

  • Daily
    Regularly
    Occasionally
    Rarely
    Never

  • 20. Do you do things twice by mistake? For example, putting two bags of tea in the teapot, or combing your hair when you’ve just done so?

  • Daily
    Regularly
    Occasionally
    Rarely
    Never