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APRIL 1, 2015

Your Yearly Dementia Test

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Yep, it's that time of year again for us to take our annual senior citizen test.

Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. As we grow older, it's important to keep mentally alert. If you don't use it, you lose it!

Here is a very private way to gauge how your memory compares to your last test.

Some may think it is too easy, but the ones with memory problems may have difficulty.
Take this test to determine if you're losing it or not.

The answers follow all of the questions so you don’t peak. OK, relax, clear your mind and begin.

1. What do you put in a toaster?

2. Say 'silk' five times. Now spell 'silk.' What do cows drink?

3. If a red house is made from red bricks and a blue house is made from blue bricks and a pink house is made from pink bricks and a black house is made from black bricks, what is a green house made from?

4. Do not use a calculator for this: You are driving a bus from New York City to Philadelphia. In Staten Island, 17 people got on the bus. In New Brunswick, 6 people get off the bus and 9 people get on. In Windsor, 2 people get off and 4 get on. In Trenton, 11 people get off and 16 people get on. In Bristol, 3 people get off and 5 people get on. And, in Camden, 6 people get off and 3 get on. You then arrive at Philadelphia Station.

Without going back to review, how old is the bus driver?

Answer 1: 'bread.' If you said 'toast', just give up now and go do something else.
Answer 2: Cows drink water. If you said 'milk,' don't attempt the next question.
Answer 3: Greenhouses are made from glass.
Answer 4: Do you remember your age? It was YOU driving the bus!