Who’s afraid of Alzheimer’s? (누가 치매를 두려워하랴)

*Who’s afraid of Alzheimer’s?    PLUS An Important Test*

 

In the following analysis the French Professor Bruno Dubois, Director of the Institute

of Memory and Alzheimer’s Disease (IMMA) at La Pitié-Salpêtrière – Paris Hospitals,

addresses the subject in a rather reassuring way:

“If anyone is aware of his memory problems, he does not have Alzheimer’s”

 

1. I forget the names of families …

2. 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 symptoms are:

 

– forgetting the name of a person,

– 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!

 

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCOOOOOOOOOOO

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

 

2- If you have already found the C,
Then find the 6 in the table below.

 

99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999

99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999

99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999

69999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999

99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999

99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999

 

3- Now find the N in the table below.

    Attention, it’s a little more difficult!

 

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMNMM

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

 

*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*

So, share this with your over-60 friends,
it can reassure them.

…..

BRAVO!… BlueJay

P.S. Quoted from an email message from Gary Hove yesterday 🙂

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