Is your memory spotty or unreliable? Worried about the risk of developing Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease in yourself or a loved one?
Take the SAGE (Self-Administered Gerocognitive Exam).
According to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, the SAGE test – “Is designed to detect early signs of cognitive, memory or thinking impairments. It evaluates your thinking abilities and helps physicians to know how well your brain is working.”
The SAGE test does not diagnose any condition and is not meant to replace the advice of your physician. The test is just meant to provide guidelines that let you know whether you should be discussing your brain health with your physician.
There are 4 versions of the SAGE test and it doesn’t matter which one you take, but it is suggested that if you decide to take the test again in the future, you use one of the 3 remaining versions that you hadn’t taken previously, to compare your past and present results.
You can print out the SAGE test, answer the questions and bring it in to your physicians for grading (I would check with your physicians office to make sure they are knowledgeable and know how to grade the test).
You will also be provided with instructions (the same instructions provided to physicians) as to how to grade the test, however under no circumstances should you self-diagnose. Even if you are confident that you graded the test correctly, your results should be discussed with your physician for final analysis of your test results.*
*Akeso provides the link to the SAGE test and scoring instructions solely as information and education that you can use to discuss with your physician. Akeso is not diagnosing or recommending any medical treatment of any kind and is not responsible for any decisions or actions you take as a result of taking the SAGE test.