Wednesday 14th of November 2018

fired up, furied and fudged folly, flabbergasted, flumped, flooshed, frumped and fiddle fit with good teef...

testing test

White House doctor Ronny Jackson says he's got "absolutely no concerns" about Donald Trump's cognitive ability.

The US President's mental fitness for the job came under intense scrutiny after a controversial book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, portrayed him as a childlike and volatile.

But in a press conference this morning, Dr Jackson said the President's heart was healthy, his teeth were healthy, and he did "exceedingly well" on a difficult cognitive exam.

He does need to watch his weight, however, and do more exercise, he said.

Here's his medical report card:

Vitals:
  • Age: 71
  • Height: 190 centimetres (75 inches)
  • Weight: 108 kilograms (239 pounds)
  • Resting heart rate: 68 beats per minute
  • Blood pressure: 122/74 mmHg
  • Temperature: 36.8 degrees Celsius (98.4 Fahrenheit)
Concerns:
  • Weight and diet

Dr Jackson said Mr Trump was overweight and needed to look at improving his diet and doing more exercise.

He said he would benefit from a diet lower in fat and carbohydrates, and from a routine exercise regimen.

read more:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-17/donald-trumps-doctor-has-no-concer...

 

Yep, the Donald needs to go on his bicycle...

good news in the leading shithole country...

He does not exercise, has a long history of eating McDonald’s and drinking Diet Coke, and is just short of obese. Yet Donald Trump’s health is “excellent”, his mind is “sharp” and he only needs four or five hours’ sleep a night, the presidential physician said on Tuesday.

How can that be? “Some people have just great genes,” a navy doctor, Ronny Jackson, told reporters at the White House. “I told the president that if he had a healthier diet over the last 20 years, he might live to be 200 years old ... But I would say the answer to your question is he has incredibly good genes and it’s just the way God made him.”

It is the kind of language that the US president will appreciate. But it drained the room like air escaping a crumpled balloon. Some in the media had come to bury Caesar, not to praise him, only to find the good doctor swatting away every sceptical question with a sunny optimism that would have been mocked as hyperbole if it had come from Trump’s own mouth.

Read more:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/16/white-house-doctor-says-...

the test...

What do you actually have to do?

MoCA assesses orientation, short-term memory, executive function, language abilities, attention and visuospatial ability.

The test is worth 30 points, with each task allocated a value between one and six points.

Here's what the tasks consist of:

  • Short-term memory — learning five nouns and recalling them five minutes later 
  • Visuospatial ability — drawing a clock and a three-dimensional cube 
  • Attention — reading digits forwards and backwards; a serial subtraction task — counting backward from 100 in sevens; reading a list of letters and tapping each time at a specific letter comes up
  • Language — naming three low-familiarity animals; repeating two sentences with a complex syntax; naming as many words as you can in one minute that begin with a certain letter, say, F
  • Orientation — asking the subject for the date and city in which they are doing the test
  • Executive functions — an alternation task adapted from a trail-making task; a phonemic fluency task testing sound comprehension; and a two-item verbal abstraction task — for example: what is the similarity between bananas and oranges? Fruit.

A score of 26 or over is considered to be normal. 

The initial study by McGill University researchers showed that people with good cognitive function scored an average of 27.4; those with MCI got an average of 22.1 and people who had Alzheimer's had an average score of 16.2.

Mr Trump scored 30 out of 30. 

He has previously declared himself "a very stable genius".

read more:

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-17/donald-trump-health-test-heres-wha...

 

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Here Gus flunked the test... It's harder than it looks... 

 

  • Short-term memory — learning five nouns and recalling them five minutes later? I've never been able to do this... what is five minutes?
  • Visuospatial ability — drawing a clock and a three-dimensional cube ? the four-dimensional cube cube was easy but the digital clock was a pain in the shithole...
  • Attention — reading digits forwards and backwards; a serial subtraction task — counting backward from 100 in sevens; reading a list of letters and tapping each time at a specific letter comes up? Not on your nellie... 107-97-87-77-67? Or was it 100- 93- 86- 79- 72-? ABCDEF... A monkey could not do this. I flunked...
  • Language — naming three low-familiarity animals? Cat, Dog, Rat...; 
  • repeating two sentences with a complex syntax; "Trump is a genius"... "Trump is smart"... "Trump is a genius"... "Trump is smart"..."Trump is a genius"... "Trump is smart"..."Trump is a genius"... "Trump is smart"... Repeat is the secret of propaganda...
  • naming as many words as you can in one minute that begin with a certain letter, say, F...  fired up, furied and fudged folly, flabbergasted, flumped, flooshed, frumped and fiddle fit with good teef... How did I do? See at top... A few words are made-up words. Do they count?
  • Orientation — asking the subject for the date and city in which they are doing the test? Not a clue: it's on the internet...
  • Executive functions — an alternation task adapted from a trail-making task; Alternation?What?...
  • a phonemic fluency task testing sound comprehension; What?... 
  • and a two-item verbal abstraction task — for example: what is the similarity between bananas and oranges? Fruit. Gus' answer: market stall, shopping bag, sex

scored a nil for self-pity (or was it pithy) and four hour detention...