Have 10 minutes, web access and $20?

If so, then you may want to take the ALZselfttest to screen and see if you may be in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. The ALZselftest is an early warning screening test for Alzheimer’s Disease and mild cognitive impairment. 

Ongoing clinical studies of the ALZselftest are reported to show it is 98% accurate in distinguishing those with cognitive impairment from non-impaired persons.  The test was developed by Dr. John Dougherty, founder of Medical Interactive Technology and Medical Director of the Cole Neuroscience Center (Memory Disorder Program) at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

Here is a list of some things from the ALZselftest site that could signal cognitive impairment and are reason enough to seek out early screening and/or visit your physician immediately:

  • Forgetting how to perform basic tasks like: operate microwave, manage checkbook or tell time
  • Getting confused or lost in familiar places
  • Forgetting the names of people you have been close with for many years
  • Losing time, or inability to remember the current year, month or day of the week
  • Loss of personal hygiene habits
  • Mood or behavioral changes – this is an important one because depression (which is very treatable) can exacerbate AD symptoms and hasten progression of the disease

4.5 million Americans are sufferring from this devastating disease and 60% of people go undiagnosed until they are past the early stages. 

Who wants bad news? The old axiom is “No news is good news” right? No, not when it comes to Alzheimer’s Disease. It doesn’t go away because we don’t want it. Best to be informed…The early the better as there are treatment options available to manage the symptoms.  If you are over 55 you have a one in eight chance of having the disease.  Take a few minutes, twenty bucks and check it out.

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