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Reverse Digit Span
I scored an 8 on the reverse digit span test. And an 11 on the forward. Also top score on the memory impairment screen. Do I have mci? I'm 22
Depends: There are many types of MCI. One can have problems, lets say, with just visual spatial processing and visual memory exceeding 1.5 standard deviations below expectation and have intact verbal memory and frontal executive function. If you are saying that you can repeat a string of 11 numbers presented 1 second apart in a monotone voice you are doing much better than average (seven plus or minus 2) ...Read more
I scored 8 on the reverse digit span and 14/15 on the ravlt. Does this mean I don't have dementia/mci. I'm 21?
Dementia comes in: Many forms and you are 22 y.o. so dementia is unlikely. The scores you report are not nearly enough to determine such a diagnosis. Please visit your doc for starters and share w/him or her your concerns. The doc may refer you for further testing if needed. Fear of dementia is a very popular fear today. Peace and good health. ...Read more
On the delayed recall trial of the ravlt I scored 14/15. On the reverse digit span I scored 8. Does this mean I don't have mci?
2 tests not enough: MCI ("mild cognitive impairment") is an evolving term; usually neurologists, neuropsychologists, and psychiatrists use more than just two tests to clarify if a person's cognition were normal; they also take into account history and examination. Certainly the scores you report are reassuring and imply normal, healthy episodic memory and working memory. ...Read more
Yes: Digit span, in which a person is asked to recall strings of numbers of increasing length, tests an aspect of short-term memory called "working memory", specifically "verbal working memory". The subject is given a string of numbers and asked to repeat them back in forward or reverse order. This part of cognition is important for a range of everyday tasks. ...Read more
I scored 10 in the digit span test and 6.5 on the corsi block tapping test. Does this mean I have a good memory?
More info needed: Memory testing is a complicated thing because there are many different types of memory to be assessed. How would do you do with declarative verbal memory, list learning tests, implicit visual memory (Ray Osterreith Figure copy and recall) and working memory. How does your short term recall hold up under conditions of distraction (eg., PASAT and Brown-Peterson Consonant Trigram Test? ...Read more
I scored 11 on the digit span task which is in the 99%th percentile but yet I'm not good at remembering names and new vocabulary? What gives?
Memory types: Digit span tests your working memory's capacity for number storage. Remembering names and new vocabulary are forms of long-term memory. These are two different forms of memory and localize to different regions of the brain. Http://www. Macmillanhighered. Com/Catalog/uploadedFiles/Content/Worth/Product/About/Look_Inside/Revlin, _Cognition_1e/Revlin1e_Chapter%205.pdf ...Read more
Why can I score high in the corsi block tapping test and digit span test but not do well on the name and address remembering tests?
Others do better: The problem obviously isn't your memory if plain memory tests are doing well. The name and address information can be processed more and related more to previous exposure to names and addresses. Other people who do poorly on the tests you mentioned can do better on the name and address. And hurt the curve! . ...Read more
Why can I score 10 on the digit span test and 6 on the corsi block test but score bad on the object remembering test on the Montreal cognitive assesme?
Depends: Why did you take the MOCA? This test is, or should be, used if you have symptoms of cognitive impairment only, and then only if other tests are negative and more information is required. Without that information, a decent interpretation cannot be made. It is only one tool, and it is useless by itself, it depends on the whole picture It also can depend on educational level to a degree as well. ...Read more
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Arm span to height: Ratio of greater than 1.05 as one of the skeletal criterion for Marfan's syndrome is the only defined ratio as far as I know. Arachnodactyly is more subjective ie when you see it you know it it lon g slender fingers are not uncommon. ...Read more
It is rare: Double jointed digits are rare and usually is a result of genetic disorders called hypermobility syndromes. It does not usually involved the digits only however. Ligaments are excessively flexible and create more motion that normal. It can lead to pain and early arthritis if chronically overused. ...Read more
My 10 month old dtr appears to be unable to actively extend her 2nd digit at the DIP jt. I am able to passively extend it fully. There is no signs of trauma or injury. What could this be?
See pediatrician: Was there past trauma, bruising, swelling of the digit? An avulsion fracture with separation of the extensor digitorum from its insertion on the distal phalanx can happen from a blow to the tip of the finger such as from catching a ball. Please take your baby to the pediatrician for an evaluation and referral ASAP. I am assuming this is a new problem. ...Read more
Have had triple digit readings on blood pressure for over a year. The lowest it has been ever is 140/90. Taking meds. They don't seem to help.
Blood Pressure: Without more data such as the names of the medication you are on or have tried and their doses and the blood pressure numbers I would just have to say that if this was the best number you are getting it is time to try another approach. Perhaps a visit to a cardiologist or a second opinion is in order. ...Read more
I have metatarsal ft pain, 3rd digit to 5th. I haven't fallen/injured my ft. Where the pain is coming from? The pain2/10? I walk on the balls of my ft
Foreffot pain: The pain you are describing can also be located between the 3rd and 4th metatarsals, refrred to as a morton's neiuroma. Particular painful when you're on the ball of the foot or wearing tight shoes. It could also be due to a forefoot imbalance (forefoot varus) and could be developin g stress to those metatarsals, possibly even a stress fracture. See a foot specialist for an x-ray to rule out a fra. ...Read more