Research indicates that four out of five people (80 percent) with memory issues will be detected by this test. Ninety-five percent (95) of people who are normal thinking (memory) will have normal scores.
The Self-Administered Gerocognitive Exam (SAGE) is a brief self-administered cognitive screening test used to identify early signs of dementia and Alzheimer's. Average time to complete the test is 10 to 15 minutes.
Thanks to the researchers the test is free and offered in the public domain.
If you find the test results suspicious, you should contact your doctor immediately, and ask for a neurological or geriatric consult.
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By Bob DeMarco
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To download and take the test which was developed at Ohio State University go here.
SAGE is a simple pen and paper test.
There are four forms of the SAGE test. You only need to take one. It doesn't matter which one you take. They are all interchangeable. You will find the test and the scoring system on their website.
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