Hi to All,
Went to the John Radcliffe Hospital (JRH) in Oxford yesterday for the neuropsychological assessment part of the process. The grey matter really did get tested! Lots of listen and repeat things, lots of shapes and pattern type tasks, recall tasks, reading words but saying the colour of ink it was written in, what comes next in this pattern sequence etc. It tests how well your brain receives information and how it handles and processes that information. There are a few very basic questions that, I assume, check you are "connected" to the world around you, like, who is the president of America? etc etc.
For some parts of the assessment you only have a set time to answer/complete a task, other tasks are not time bound but for reference purposes the time you take is recorded. The 'ole grey matter was on top form yesterday because the Assistant Neuropsychologist conducting the test said she'd never had to write so fast nor write so much down for some of the answers! I stormed through the tasks for one chunk of the process in 50 minutes the average time is around about 1hr to 1hr 10 mins.
Spent a fair slice of time with the Neuropsychologist, very open and informative and most certainly not an appointment to worry about. The team were all very friendly and made the process flow along nicely.
Next assessment is with the Movement Disorder team, that will be the stop meds the night before, go to the JRH, "jump through hoops", take meds await for them to kick in then " jump through hoops" again, process, that is due later in April.
Regards to all,