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This test, for 55+, is designed to calculate your risk of developing dementia within the next 5 years.

Posted - September 26


  • 43850
      September 26, 2023 10:44 AM MDT

  • 2357
    Mine was 10%
      September 26, 2023 2:12 PM MDT

  • 43850
    You have a head start.
      September 26, 2023 2:31 PM MDT

  • 2357
    I may be older than you and I smoked from age 16 to 40.
      September 26, 2023 2:59 PM MDT

  • 43850
    You are older and I smoked for 55 years. Is the survey valid?
      September 26, 2023 7:05 PM MDT

  • 2357
    I have no way of knowing whether or not the survey is valid.  It came out of research done in the UK, that's all I know.  
      September 27, 2023 10:21 AM MDT

  • 5474
    I won’t be 55 for another 25 years but I took it anyway.  This is what my answer would be if I were 55 but none of my other chances were changed:

      September 26, 2023 2:51 PM MDT

  • 2357
    Excellent.  Having said that, there age is also a factor.  I hope it stays that way for you. :)
      September 26, 2023 3:00 PM MDT

  • 5474
    I had my husband take this even though he’s not 55 yet either.  If he were 55 but answered all of the other questions the same way, he gets 0% of getting dementia.

    How does that happen?  His answers were way unhealthier than mine!
      September 26, 2023 2:58 PM MDT

  • 2357
    I was surprised at mine - 10% - considering I'm 78, overweight, don't eat as well as I should and don't exercise.
      September 26, 2023 3:01 PM MDT

  • 13166
    I’m 63 and haven’t gone nanu nunu bananas yet!
      September 26, 2023 4:31 PM MDT

  • 931
    I'm 33 but I told the quiz I was 55. It doesn't accept answers less than 55.

    Based on my responses, my risk of being diagnosed with dementia in the next five years is 1%.

    My other answers:

    Sex Female

    What is your current smoking status? Never Smoked

    How many drinks of alcohol did you have in the past week? 2

    How many times did you have each of the following in the past week?
    Fruit juice: 7
    Fruit: 3
    Potatoes: 4

    In the past week, how much time did you spend doing vigorous-intensity physical activity (e.g., running)? 4 hours

    In the past week, how much time did you spend doing moderate-intensity physical activity (e.g., rollerblading) or sports that are vigorous but not continuous intensity (e.g., ice hockey, soccer, basketball, volleyball)? 0 hours

    In the past week, how much time did you spend doing light-intensity physical activities? (e.g., walking, cycling, gardening, exercise class, golfing, bowling, skating, fishing, baseball, tennis) 28 hours

    What is your education level? High school graduate

    What is your cultural or racial background? White

    Were you born a Canadian citizen? No

    What is your marital status? Single, never married

    What is the level of social support and wealth in your neighbourhood compared to the rest of your country? Above average

    Do you speak more than one language? Yes

    Weight: 121 lbs or 55 kgs

    Height: 164 cm or 5 feet 5 inches

    Which of the following conditions do you have? High Blood Pressure  Depression or Anxiety

    How would you describe your sense of belonging to your local community? Somewhat strong

    Thinking about the amount of stress in your life, would you say that most days are: A bit stressful
    In general, would you say your health is: Good

    Because of any physical condition, mental condition or health problem, do you need the help of another person for any of the following activities? None of the above

    This post was edited by sirena Martina at September 27, 2023 4:51 PM MDT
      September 26, 2023 6:31 PM MDT

  • 5474
    I think we need to start drinking more alcohol, have more stress and have less of a feeling of belonging in our communities to reduce our risk of dementia.  My husband answered this quiz that way and he has no chance of getting dementia.
      September 26, 2023 9:21 PM MDT

  • 7764
    I think I'm almost there or it could just be the meds.
      September 26, 2023 9:24 PM MDT

  • 32122
    Had to say I was 55...I am 49. 

    It said 0%.  But did say I need to eat better and lose weight. And should be more involved in the community.  
      September 27, 2023 5:43 AM MDT

  • 9542
    What does it mean if you couldn't figure out how to take the quiz?
      September 28, 2023 2:26 PM MDT