I agree. But it was interesting, if not enlightening, to see how I scored three years apart. Maybe someday they’ll invent testing designed to uncover what ails us!
I have been tested for dementia multiple times, which all came back negative.
Why?I would never willingly agree to take such a test, at this point in my life.
i think the fact I'm more or less coerced into taking 15 mg of Abilify is adding to brain fog. It's not helpful for anything because I'm not psychotic
In my case labels don't matter, the state can't do much unless i harm myself or someone else.Well its really big deal for me turning 69 in June with these types of cognitive issues I already have, to be labelled demented is simply a mistake and I won't tolerate it.
I'd take something that measures, that lacks judgement, and labels.
But people seem to want a grade, dont' they?
Much goes on in the human interior which does not necessarily translate outward into something called a Test which measures...how you can't remember shit.
so Mostly I have a big charge on this demented stuff because its used to dismiss the experience your having.
Which varies tremendously, with everyone.
A person's overall IQ score isn't terribly valuable and doesn't tell you much (don't tell the folks at Mensa I said that, but it's true). You gain more helpful information about your cognition by looking at the relative highs and lows of your subtest scores, and also where your scores have changed over time.
And also bear in mind that a neuropsych test score can only reflect your ability to take that one test in one setting at one moment in time, not your ability to perform similar tasks in the real world when you're not necessarily concentrating on them in the same way. There's a big difference between being able to recite ever-longer strings of numbers while sitting in a doctor's office and actually remembering where in the world you put your keys.