Tuesday, May 31, 2011
MRC Cognitive and Ageing Study II
Now, I agreed to be interviewed, and was, the other day by a fine lady called Dianne Scott. Two and half hours of Q-and-A about every aspect of my ageing life, together with various physical, verbal and visual tests. Oh yes, I almost forgot - and a series of memory tests too.
It turns out that "for a man of your age, Mr Allsop, I must say you don't look a day over ninety-three." No, she didn't say that, but she did find out that my hearing isn't 100% any more, and that my knees prevented me from doing one of those sit-down-stand-up-sit down tests. Even with grunts. Heigh ho.
The fine lady said that she will visit and interview me again in two years' time.
It's nice to have yet another reason to stay alive.
I just hope I remember the appointment and can still hear what she says to me in 2013.