Do you also have such old people around you: they are distracted when they speak, their words are incomprehensible, they even have things in their hands, they are still searching everywhere, and sometimes they can’t even find their way home…
You may think the elderly are just getting older and forgetful. As everyone knows, he is likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease (commonly known as “senile dementia”).
There are about 46 million patients with Alzheimer’s disease in the world, and my country ranks first in the world with a population of 8 million.
What is even more worrying is that there is still a trend of younger idiots, and the generally recognized age of onset has advanced from the previously recognized age of 65 to 55 , a full 10 years earlier.
3-question self-assessment of the degree of brain degeneration
In order to be healthy in later life, the elderly should be alert to these early symptoms of cognitive decline:
1. Can’t remember things, such as forgetting where you put your phone, keys, etc.
2. The ability of logic and mathematics has obviously deteriorated, and it is difficult to calculate how much money to look for when buying things.
3. Speech and movement are greatly reduced.
4. The comprehension and visual sense of space are weakened, and some things are often placed in inappropriate places, or it is difficult to learn some simple new things, and even get lost and confuse the time and date.
5. Like to be sullen, from being reasonable to being stubborn and stubborn.
Prevention is better than cure. Finding clues in time and seeing a doctor in the hospital is of great help in relieving the condition. The following three small tests can help the elderly to test their cognitive function.
Test 1: Find the difference
Find the letter “N”, the number “6”, and the letter “C” in order.
This test is mainly to check the visual space sense. If there is an obstacle in this area, the letter “N”, the number “6”, and the letter “C” will not be found.
Test 2: Memory Quiz
Prepare 5 things, which can be tissues, keys, drinks, ping pong balls, thermos cups, put them under the cloth, randomly select one, show them to the test subjects, and let them answer what else is under the cloth.
This test mainly checks for memory decline.
If the testee can say it accurately, you can ask more specific questions, such as what did you eat for dinner last night? What time did you get up today?
Test 3: Draw the Clock
Draw a circle and write the numbers from 1 to 12 according to the clock format, set a time point at will, and draw the hour and minute hands.
This primarily examines cognitive abilities and visuospatial perception.
If the circle is drawn correctly and the circle is drawn, 1 point will be added; if the numbers 1-12 are written in the correct position, 1 point will be added; the intersection of the hour hand and the minute hand will add 1 point; Went to the hospital to check.
In daily life, the elderly can exercise their brain memory and logical thinking ability by playing the piano, keyboard and other finger movements, reading newspapers, guessing riddles, etc., so as to delay the degeneration of the brain.