Dementia Test: Can You Read The Words On This Page?

can-you-read-this-messageHere’s another trick from Doctor Dementia to test your skills…

Can you meet this challenge?

We’ve seen this with the letters out of order, but this is the first time we’ve seen it with numbers. Power of the brain: If you can read this out loud, YOUR MIND ROCKS!

7H15 M3554G3

53RV35 7O PR0V3


D0 4M4Z1NG 7H1NG5!

1MPR3551V3 7H1NG5!

1N 7H3 B3G1NN1NG

17 WA5 H4RD BU7

N0W, 0N 7H15 LIN3


R34D1NG 17 4U70M471C4LLY

W17H0U7 3V3N

7H1NK1NG 4B0U7 17,


C3R741N P30PL3 C4N

R3AD 7H15!

PL3453 F0RW4RD 1F

U C4N R34D 7H15

Now, can you raed this? Olny 55 people out of 100 can.

I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a word are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it whotuit a pboerlm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! If you can raed this forwrad it.

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44 Responses so far.

  1. Cheryl says:

    Can read this quite fast
    Found it fun

  2. gerry carr says:

    7hats the way I n0rm8llly rite

  3. Geneane martin says:

    At “82” years young, I read quite well,,, surprisingly faster than I thought I could. Trying it makes you feel better about yourself.. Super great way test for several things too I bet.

  4. no problems reading, thank goodness !! it was fun .

  5. Jeanette says:

    One minute and I had it!!!!! Really easy!!!!!

  6. Joan Sharp says:

    At the age of 83, I read this real well, really fast and made me feel better about my brain, if this test is true…I read both test and found it fun to do.. YAY!!!!

  7. Margie McBryar says:

    I read them – glad I don’t fall in the dementia category. margie mcbryar

  8. Phyllis says:

    Nearing 77 and I had joined problem reading both itemc

  9. isabelle says:

    I am fnerch but cluod raed it vrey eislay, so I tihnk mroe tahn 55% can do it ! Puls I’m srue taht slepling is the key of tihs scceus. We jtsu need to be eucadte fsirt. Puls the wdros are jsut srhot eguonh to be rlibeut.

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  11. Marilyn Gribbins says:

    Yes Ican read this And I am 81 yrs old😊

  12. I am 94 and had no trouble reading this!

  13. Barbara Rittenberry says:

    O7 T94NK G7D! I F32L UNB904E9A8Y B2T98R A968T

  14. Jennifer says:

    So what proof is this that if one can read it that they do not have dementia??? What tests have been done? A person with dementia that has progressed would not be able to read anything. I know this because my aunt has dementia. At first she could read, then as it progressed, she could not.

  15. Cynthia R Sins says:

    Wow !!! Very interesting !!! Glad I could read it easily !!!!

  16. Sue Kendrick says:

    It is amazing that we can read such jumbled up words. Guess I’m not demented. lol

  17. Elizabeth Folsom says:

    I read without any rouble. However, if you can’t read it, does not necessarily mean that you have dementia–one just might be too old.

  18. Danielle Gianetti says:

    Reading the two articles was no problem. At my age of 77 + this is heartening to know that I show no symptoms of the dreaded Alzeimers.

  19. Linda Copeland says:

    74, 6/30. Feel much better about my mind. Maybe I won’t outlive my brain.

  20. Paulette says:

    I really enjoy these types of activities. I find them to be very entertaining and fun. To be honest I actually read stuff like this better than when the words are all spelled correctly. Is that something I should be concern about? Thanks for sharing.

    • Sonny Melendrez says:

      I’m sure you’re on the right track, Paulette. Keep reading every day!

  21. Brenda says:

    Interesting, I think 55% is low.

  22. Lucy Grech says:

    I read it fast loudly yippeeeeeeeeee