Donald Trump, as we all know, is a real stable genius.
So it came as no surprise to any of us that he, apparently, scored 100% in a test that measures cognitive decline in older adults.
It’s called the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, and is a recognised standard screening for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s - and if you don’t have these conditions, then you should be able to ace the test. Residential physician Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson said that he wasn’t planning to give the President any cognitive tests, but that Trump requested to take it.
It takes ten minutes - can you get through it? Have a go and find out.
Q1 - complete this diagram, flip for correct answer (one point)
Q2 - draw this on some paper (one point if you can do it)
Q3 - draw a CLOCK at ten past eleven, then flip to find out what you’ve scored (3 points in total)
Q4-6 - name the animal: flip for answers (one point for each)
Q7 - read and remember the words, flip to blank them, write them down, flip to see how many you got right (no points)
Q8 - Read the numbers, flip to blank, repeat them in the forward order, flip back to see if you were right (one point)
Q9 - Read the numbers, flip to blank, repeat them in the backward order, flip the card below to see if you were right (one point)
Q10 - Read list of letters, tap hand at each letter A (no points if 2 or more errors)
Q11 - Subtract 7 from 100, then subtract 7 from each subsequent answer, 5 times in total (4 or 5 correct: 3 points, 2 or 3 correct: 2 points, 1 correct: 1 point, 0 correct: 0 points)
Q12 - Repeat the following phrase out loud (one point if correct)
Q13 - Repeat the following phrase out loud (one point if correct)
Q14-15 - If the similarity between ‘banana - orange’ is ‘fruit’, what is the similarity between these items? Flip for answers (one point for each)
Q16 - Delayed recall: what were those five words from before? Flip for the answer (one point for each)
Q17 - give the following information about where and when you are taking this test (one point for each)
Now add up your total: