Take The Brain Fitness Calculator

About four million American households include at least 1 adult suffering from rising memory confusion or loss, according to new report from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control. Yet many people are unaware of how to save or improve their memory Dr. Majid Fotuhi Neurologist of the NeurExpand Brain Center, Boost your brain author. The New science and art behind enhanced brain performance,” describes how to sue his memory test:

The Fotuhi Brain Fitness Calculator is fully based on my 25 years of teaching, research and clinical experience at Harvard Johns Hopkins. In my book, I have put together an odometer type-scale describes the power of reach danger factors and each secure factor. I call them “brain meters.

To calculate the brain test, add the selected numbers from each question. Scoring is explained at the end.


  • High daily stress
  • Occasional stress
  • Rare stress


  • Usually grumpy, rarely laugh
  • Occasional laughter
  • Smiling and cheerful most of the time

Blood pressure

  • Usually between 120/80 and 140/100
  • Usually 140/100 or higher
  • Usually 120/80 or lower


  • Never smoke
  • Occasional smoke
  • Smoke daily

Alzheimer in the family

  • More than two members of the family have been diagnosed with Alzheimer disease
  • Nobody in the family has been diagnosed with Alzheimer disease
  • Only 1 member of the family has been diagnosed with Alzheimer disease


  • Usually less than 6 hours a night
  • Usually about 7 to 8 hours a night
  • Usually 6 to 7 hours a night


  • Snore all feel, night, sleepy during the day
  • Quite and restful sleep
  • Occasional snoring

Activity Level

  • Usually active, but no formal exercise
  • Couch potato
  • Keep exercise regularly and active lifestyle

Brain safety

  • No helmets, No seat belts during contact sports or biking
  • Occasional use of helmets and seat belts
  • Occasional about safety, daily use of helmets and seat belts

Social engagement

  • Usually isolated and alone
  • Social and occasional activities- 1-2 months
  • Regular social activities every week

Alcohol use

  • No alchohol at all
  • There or more glasses of alcohol per day
  • 1-2 glasses of alcohol per day

Food quantity

  • Small and reasonable portions, no second servings
  • Eat occasional big portions, no second servings
  • Eat big portions, enjoy second servings

Food standard

  • Junk food (such as doughnuts or salty foods, French fries)
  • Occasional junk food, generally heart-healthy diet
  • Zero junk food, Heart-healthy diet


  • Daily use of DHA supplements
  • Occasional DHA supplements
  • No DHA or nutritional supplements


  • Cheerful, Upbeat, and agreeable most of the time
  • Occasional irritability
  • Irritable, sad and/or depressed most of the time

Mindfulness Mediation

  • Daily mediation
  • Occasional relaxation or meditation
  • Never practice any form of relaxation or meditation


  • Hopeless, negative, pessimist
  • Occasional bad thoughts, generally positive attitude
  • Always positive attitude and optimist

Memory stimulation

  • Occasional efforts in memorizing stats, facts, names
  • No effort in memorizing stats, facts, or names
  • Always eager to memorize stats, facts, or names

Your Score

Green: 50-60: Best news. You have a brain fit lifestyle. There is always room for improvement, though, so please begin working on areas where your score was not best.

Yellow: 31 to 49: Your lifestyle requires a checkup. You need to identify important weaknesses and devote a powerful effort to strengthening them, while maintaining brain-fitness habits in other places.

Red: 20 to 30: Your aim should be to get better your score across the board. This way involves some big lifestyle changes. Think about which change you can sensibly make and which have largest impact.  You need to talk area in which have a low score with your doctor or health care expert.