Alzheimer’s Clock Drawing Test

Did you know there are several assessment tests available to help in detecting signs of Alzheimer’s?  One of them is the Clock Drawing test.  Drawing a clock by hand is one of easiest to administer and one of the most popular screening tools that can help to detect mild cognitive impairment, dementia, or Alzheimer’s among new patients. The test can be done anytime, anywhere, and can be self-administered as well.

Here’s how you do it:

The Clock Drawing Test

Have the person draw a clock by hand on a large piece of paper.

Draw the face of a clock and put the numbers in the correct positions.
Then draw the hands to indicate 11:10 (time).

Clock Drawing Standard Test Scoring

To score, assign the following points for each part of the drawing:

  • 1 point for the clock circle.
  • 1 point for all the numbers being in the correct order.
  • 1 point for the numbers being in the proper special order.
  • 1 point for the two hands of the clock.
  • 1 point for the correct time.

More about clock-drawing and scoring:

When stating the time to be shown on the clock, avoid referring to the “hands” of the clock to avoid prompting. Rather, say “Show the time as 10 past 11.”

“10 past 11” tests the ability to translate “10 past” into the right numerical value. It also requires the use of both halves of the clock face.

The less points you get in the test, the more you should worry about the potential symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease. A normal score is four or five points out of five.


If you suspect signs of Alzheimer’s, see your doctor.

While you’re waiting for an appointment, watch this video of Dr. Mary Newport who successfully treated her husband with coconut oil and reversed his Alzheimer’s. Her studies have been published in science journals and she has now written a book called “Alzheimer’s: What If There Was A Cure?”


Order Dr. Newport’s book and coconut oil here.

Get started using coconut oil today, even if only as a preventative.

The story is a report by Dr. Mary Newport, a neonatologist and medical director of the newborn intensive care unit at Spring Hill Regional Hospital in Florida. About six years ago, her husband, an accountant who worked at home, began struggling with daily tasks. His deterioration progressed and he was eventually diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. Dr. Newport searched the Internet for clinical drug trials that would accept her husband and discovered that a drug containing medium-chain triglycerides, the kind of fat in coconut oil, had achieved remarkable results—not just slowing the progression of the disease but providing real improvement.

She decided to give her husband coconut oil, two tablespoons per day, and her husband immediately improved, scoring 18 on a cognitive assessment, four points higher than he had scored the previous day. Within a week he showed tremendous improvement and five months later her husband was leading a relatively normal life, although still unable to resume his work as an accountant, apparently due to permanent brain damage.

One important test for Alzheimer’s progression is to draw the face of a clock from memory. The illustration above shows Mr. Newport’s improvement as he took coconut oil.

Researchers are now looking into the exciting possibility of using coconut oil as a treatment not only for Alzheimer’s disease but also for Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease), drug resistant epilepsy, brittle type I diabetes, and diabetes type II, where there is insulin resistance. Ketone bodies may help the brain recover after a loss of oxygen in newborns through adults. Children with drug resistant epilepsy sometimes respond to an extremely low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet.


4 thoughts on “Alzheimer’s Clock Drawing Test

  1. Great information! One way that I use coconut oil is on my popcorn. We air-pop the popcorn then drizzle with coconut oil, add a little Celtic sea salt and it taste like buttered popcorn with all the health benefits of the coconut oil. Sometimes we also put a little nutritional yeast for a little cheesy flavor. Yumm!

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