The Sage Test – An Easy test to Monitor Your Cognitive Abilities
The biggest problem with Alzheimer’s, (other than not having a cure) has always been that most folks aren’t diagnosed until they are far into the middle stages. Many of the signs and symptoms can be attributed to normal aging and may be neglected until it becomes much worse.
My mother was so far into the disease by the time she was diagnosed that the standard drugs used to slow the progression no longer worked for her.
Mom had hearing problems and we tended to blame poor hearing for many of her issues with conversations and other cognitive problems. To make matters worse, she did not want to wear her hearing aid so that served to reinforce our beliefs. Surely, Mom’s problem was nothing more serious than a deaf ear.
So we were in a constant battle to fix her problem which we saw as a lack of hearing, instead of searching for the real answer to Mom’s problems. Alzheimer’s Dementia.
The first time we took her the doctor for all the issues she was having, they gave her a simple word test and we knew, right away, she had Alzheiemer’s.
The SAGE Test: A Self-Administered Gerocognitive Exam (SAGE) is designed to detect early signs of cognitive, memory or thinking impairments. It evaluates your thinking abilities and helps physicians to know how well your brain is working. – You can learn more from the video below or download the Sage test for yourself at this link: Ohio State University
Then take the completed test with you for your next appointment with your physisican. It will help your Doctor know how you’re doing cognitively
The Video below shows how this test works and the benefits that can be gained by an earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Dementia