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Second opinion] My inquiry today is regarding memory loss/retention. I am a white male, 68 years old and in reasonably good health. I am probably 30 lbs overweight, do not smoke and have the occasional drink. I exercise as often as possible and walk between 2 and 3 miles per day. The walking and medication keep my arthritis reasonably under control. I do suffer from Afib. I live alone with my two dogs.Over the past few years I have noticed my memory , particularly short term, starting to wain. Inexplicably, while talking to someone, I forget their name even though I've known them for years. I forget after a few steps why I'm going the direction I am and what I was going to do. I sometimes forget when I had my last meal. These and other incidents are starting to happen more frequently. Most of my long term memory is still pretty good. I understand some of this happens with age but I am concerned.I do not have healthy insurance nor medicare, I am entirely on my own and am not that well off financially. Any helpful suggestions would be most helpful.Thank you
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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 4 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 4 months ago

Hello. Thank you for your patience. I am so sorry for the long wait, but I have been busy taking care of patients and have just now come online. Would you like my help with your question today?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
please
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 4 months ago

Try to find the MOCA test online and take it

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I will look for it and get back to you.
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 4 months ago

ok thanks

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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 4 months ago

If you can have someone administer it to you that is even better

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I found the test and copied the one page. Unfortunately, I can't find the instructions on what to do with it or how to score it. Any idea's?
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 4 months ago

the instructions should be on the MOCA website

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
It was no fun but I finally found it. The website is only available to doctors or nurses and I have no intention of lying to get into it. Thanks for the suggestion but it's too complicated for this old man. I'll move on.
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 4 months ago

can you get a mini mental status exam online?

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