Annual Dementia Test

senior citizen deep in thought

It’s that time of year for us to take our annual senior citizen test.

Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. As we grow older, it’s important to keep mentally alert. If you don’t use it, you lose it!

Below is a very private way to gauge how your memory compares to the last test. Some may think it is too easy but the ones with memory problems may have some difficulty.

Take the test presented here to determine if you’re losing it or not.

OK, relax, clear your mind and let’s begin.

Question: What do you put in a toaster?

Answer: ‘bread.’ If you said ‘toast’ give up now and do something else. If you said, bread, go to next question.

Question: Say ‘silk’ five times. Now spell ‘silk.’ What do cows drink?

Answer: Cows drink water. If you said ‘milk,’ don’t attempt the next question. Your brain is over-stressed and may even overheat. Content yourself with reading a more appropriate literature such as Auto World.

However, if you said ‘water,’ proceed to the next question.

Question: If a red house is made from red bricks and a blue house is made from blue bricks and a pink house is made from pink bricks and a black house is made from black bricks, what is a greenhouse made from?

Answer: Greenhouses are made from glass. If you said ‘green bricks,’ why are you still do these questions?

If you said ‘glass,’ go on to the last question.

Question: Do this without using a calculator.

You are driving a bus in Manhattan.

  • At Wall Street, 17 people get on the bus.
  • At Canal Street 6 people get off the bus and 9 people get on.
  • At SoHo 2 people get off and 4 get on.
  • At Union Square, 11 people get off and 16 people get on.
  • At Herald Square, 3 people get off and 5 people get on.
  • At Penn Station, 6 people get off and 3 get on.

You then arrive at Grand Central Station.

Without scrolling back to review, how old is the bus driver?

Answer: Oh, for goodness sake! Don’t you remember your own age? 

YOU were driving the bus.


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