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The Memory is Going, But Everything Else Seems OK.

Posted Jun 08 2010 2:33pm

Posted 8 hours, 24 minutes ago @ Parky Bill //

The Memory is Going, But Everything Else Seems OK.

Haven’t tested the old bean since April 30.  So, using the CNS Vital Signs test, how do I compare to April and January?

Neurocognitive Index:

January Score 106 66th Percentile (Average is a score of 90-109)

April Score 111 77th Percentile (Above average is a score of higher than 109)  :)

June Score 109 73rd Percentile  :(

A little worse than April, but a little better than January.  :/

Composite Memory:

January Score 97 42nd Percentile (Average, 90-109)

April Score 95 37th Percentile :(

June Score 89 23rd Percentile :(

A continued decline.  Dropped 5 percent points from January to April, 14 from April to today.  :(

Verbal Memory:

January Score 96– 40th Percentile

April Score 71 3rd Percentile (Low, 70-79)  :(

June Score 93 32nd Percentile :)

So, April seems an outlier, but I’m still down from January.  :(

Visual Memory:

January Score 100 50th Percentile

April Score 122 93rd Percentile  :)

June Score 90 25th Percentile :(

Odd.  I improved to the 93rd percentile in April and dropped to the 25th percentile in June.  :(

Processing Speed:

January Score 109 73rd Percentile

April Score 125 95th Percentile  :)

June Score 95 37th Percentile  :(

Gevalt!  I did really well in April and screwed the pooch in June.  :(

Executive Function:

January Score 118 88th Percentile

April Score 122 93rd Percentile  :)

June 133 99th Percentile :)

This is an area I’m supposed to be concerned about.  But this is the second straight increase.  :)

Psychomotor Speed:

January Score 96 46th Percentile

April Score 112 79th Percentile  :)

June Score 101 53rd Percentile :(

I was rising high in April, shot down in June.  But still better than January.  :/

Reaction Time:

January Score 116 86th Percentile

April Score 124 95th Percentile  :)

June Score 127 96th Percentile :)

Steady improvement in Reaction Time.  :)

Cognitive Flexibility:

January Score 118 88th Percentile

April Score 123 94th Percentile  :)

June Score 127 96th Percentile :)

Steady improvement in Cognitive Flexibility.  :)

Therefore…

My Neurocognitive Index averages at the 72nd percentile.

My Composite Memory is averaging at the 32nd percentile, dropping 19 percentile points since January.

My Verbal Memory, because of a horrible score in April, averages in the 25th percentile.  But even removing the horrible April score, I’m still down 8 percentage point from January.

My Visual Memory, because of a GREAT score in April, averages in the 56th percentile.  But I’ve still dropped 25 percentage points since January.

My Processing Speed, because of a GOOD score in April, averages in the 68th percentile.  However, I’ve dropped from the 73rd percentile in January to the 37th percentile in June.

My Executive Function averages in the 93rd percentile, steady improvement from January to April to June.

My Psychomotor Speed averages in the 59th percentile.   I had a great April, and I came in 7 percentage points higher than I did in January.

Reaction Time?  The 93rd percentile.  Steady improvement from January to April to June.

Congnitive Flexibility?  Same story.  93rd percentile with steady improvement from January to April to June.

So all in all, my memory is failing, my processing speed has taken a serious dump, but my executive functioning, reaction time and cognitive flexibility are showing steady improvement.  My psychomotor speed spiked in April, but is still better than it was in January.  My total Neurocognitive Index is holding fairly steady, from 66 in January to 77 in April to 73 in June.

I guess I can still cut my own meat.  So to speak.


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