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Author Topic:   Predictive Alzheimer's Test
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02-09-2021 8:38 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Percy
02-07-2021 11:06 AM

Percy writes:

The two examples of impaired writing are pretty bad. I would consider anyone who wrote like that already impaired, but according to the article the people who wrote that way presented as normal. That hardly seems possible.

I reviewed the article, but couldn't find the exact wording of the question that was presented for the participants.

This is all I could find:

As part of it, they took a writing test before any of them had developed Alzheimer’s that asks subjects to describe a drawing of a boy standing on an unsteady stool and reaching for a cookie jar on a high shelf while a woman, her back to him, is oblivious to an overflowing sink.

What I'm wondering is "how clear was it made that the answer should be in essay-writing format?"

That is, if someone gave me that drawing and asked me to "describe it" - I may very well make some point-form notes as in the "missing auxiliary verbs, articles, punctuation" example.

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