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Measuring My Decline, Percentile by Percentile

Posted Jul 12 2010 12:45pm

Because I’m bored and don’t really HAVE a life, I enjoy measuring the decline of my po’ little pea brain by keeping track of my using the metrics that are available to me.  It’s been two weeks since I did my last CNS Vital Signs Test.  Let’s see how I did today.

(Scoring AA=Above Average; A=Average; LA=Low Average; L=Low; VL=Very Low)

January Score 106 66th Percentile (A)
April Score 111 77th Percentile   (AA)
June Score 109 73rd Percentile  (A)
July Score 108 70th Percentile  (A)
July 12 98 45th percentile      (A)
It continues to decrease… quite a drop over two weeks

January Score 97 42nd Percentile (A)
April Score 95 37th Percentile   (A)
June Score 89 23rd Percentile  (LA)
July Score 79 8th Percentile   (L)
July 12 102 55th Percentile    (A)
Best Score Yet.  Nuthin’ like a good night’s sleep!

January Score 96– 40th Percentile (A)
April Score 71 3rd Percentile   (L)
June Score 93 32nd Percentile (A)
July Score 68 1st percentile  (VL)
July 12 90 25th percentile    (A right on the fringe of LA)
Wow.  Really bouncing around here.   40% to 3% to 32% to 1% to 25%  Odd

January Score 100 50th Percentile (A)
April Score 122 93rd Percentile   (AA)
June Score 90 25th Percentile   (A right on the fringe of LA)
July Score 100 50th Percentile  (A)
July 12 112 79th percentile     (AA)
Second consecutive increase.

January Score 109 73rd Percentile  (A)
April Score 125 95th Percentile    (AA)
June Score 95 37th Percentile    (A)
July Score 118 88th Percentile.  (AA)
July 12 113 81st percent         (AA)
A bit of a drop, but more proof that June was an outlier.

January Score 118 88th Percentile (AA)
April Score 122 93rd Percentile   (AA)
June Score 133 99th Percentile  (AA)
July Score 125 95th Percentile  (AA)
July 12 103 58th Percentile     (A)
A considerable drop in two weeks.

January Score 96 46th Percentile  (A)
April Score 112 79th Percentile   (AA)
June Score 101 53rd Percentile  (A)
July Score 103 58th Percentile  (A)
July 12 98 45th percentile      (A)
Back to my January levels

January Score 116 86th Percentile (AA)
April Score 124 95th Percentile   (AA)
June Score 127 96th Percentile  (AA)
July Score 128 97th Percentile  (AA)
July 12 123 94th Percentile     (AA)
Not an improvement, but hanging steady.

January Score 96 46th Percentile (A)
April Score 112 79th Percentile  (AA)
June Score 102 55th percentile   (A)
July Score 105 63rd percentile   (A)
July 12 70 2nd Percentile        (L)
Uff-Da!  That kinda goes along with how I’ve been feeling, but that’s a shocking drop in 2 weeks!

January Score 118 88th Percentile (AA)
April Score 123 94th Percentile   (AA)
June Score 127 96th Percentile  (AA)
July Score 123 63rd Percentile  (A)
July 12 97 42nd Percentile      (A)
Held pretty steady there through July, then dropped like a rock today.

So, how do we stack up?

Doing better in the realms of verbal and , giving me a better composite memory score.

Holding steady in and processing speed.

Getting worse in the areas of the Neurocognitive Index (which is a balancing of ALL the scores), , psychomotor speed, complex attention and cognitive flexibility.

Thank goodness we don’t have to rely on a single test.  LET’S TAKE THE COGNI-CHECK AGAIN!

From January, you can see I was “low average” in immediate and delayed verbal recall.  I was average to high average everywhere else.

From June…

…I got worse in the area of immediate recall and short delay, stayed the same (low average) in delayed verbal recall, remained the same in delayed verbal recognition.  Took a DUMP in the .  Did better (but remained average) in immediate recall of numbers.

So, how about the past month?

Did better in immediate and short-delay verbal recall. Got worse in 30 minute delayed verbal recall.  Got worse in verbal recognition.  Did MUCH better in facial recognition.  (‘Course, this being the 3rd time I’ve done this test, these faces are ALL familiar now.)  Did worse (but remained in the average range) in the immediate recall of number series.

I need to find new tests.  These don’t vary and they get too familiar.  Anyone aware of any decent cognitive tests online?

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