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Does Anyone Think The Neuro Doesn't Read The SLUMS Questions Clearly Enough?

Does Anyone Think The Neuro Doesn't Read The SLUMS Questions Clearly Enough?

I've watched my dad take the SLUMS about five times. The same questions every time, every six months. It is painful to watch and he's gotten worse at answering them. That being said, does anyone else think that their loved one could do better if the questions were asked more slowly and clearly?

I've seen a few different people ask the questions (an assistant) and some read the questions SO fast, move on the to next questions quickly, etc. that I really don't think we're getting an accurate… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

I agree with charaj00. I might phrase it as an observation rather than a question, ie “I notice different people go thru the questions more quickly than others tho I think Dad is more comfortable with a slower pace. Is there a clinical reason for the questions to be asked at different rates of speed?”

posted 4 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

The neurologist always asked the questions until the last visit when the nurse did it. There definitely was a difference, with the dr definitely doing a better job. I feel his neurologist can get a better idea if she does it herself, instead of reading numbers on paper. However, I don’t take these tests too seriously, since I’m with him 24/7. I know better than anyone how he’s doing and what he’s capable of. If there is any particular issues I’m concerned about, I’ll message the doctor ahead of the visit about it. I can also send her a message at other times if needed.

posted 4 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

SNK, ask your Dad the questions yourself at the pace you feel appropriate. I suspect you know the answer to this quiz without asking the questions. When my wife took this quiz several years ago, she did poorly. Her situation is now a lot worse. The quiz only confirmed the obvious.

posted 4 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

When we go to our memory Dr a social worker takes me into another room to find out howRay is doing. She meets with the Dr before seeing Ray so he knows what is going on and if I have any concerns. As for the three hour testing Ray got upset also and refused to finish. He also fell asleep during the test.Jean

posted 4 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My hubby was to be given a 3 hr test. He got so angry they had to stop.

posted 4 months ago
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