5 Tests That Could Save Your Life

5 Tests That Could Save Your Life

You’re familiar with blood pressure tests, cholesterol screenings and blood workups to analyze your health. But did you know there are lesser-known, noninvasive tests that often detect signs of an underlying disease? The five modified tests that follow may pick up warning signs of dementia, Parkinson’s, even premature death. Try them, and if you perform poorly, bring your concerns to your doctor.

. Name That Famous Face

What it detects: Dementia

How it works: Do you find yourself blanking out on names of famous celebrities or close friends? Researchers at Northwestern University recently published a study that found that the inability to recognize or name famous faces in midlife was associated with an increased risk for a form of dementia known as primary progressive aphasia (PPA).

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