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Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia
"This quiz is intended to provide information for family and friends of people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. It will include some useful advice, as well."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What is the best definition of dementia?
It is a polite way of saying "crazy".
Any loss of memory.
A medical condition that results in the loss of mental facilities, including memory, language use and judgement.
Any mental illness in an elderly person.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. Which of the following is NOT true of Alzheimer's disease?
It is often accompanied by depression in the early stages.
Plaques are found on brain cells in post-mortem exams.
It is characterized by a sudden onset.
Patients may require total nursing care in the final stages.
Which of the following is NOT a cause of dementia?
"Mini" brain strokes
In dementia, the loss of long-term memory generally precedes the loss of short-term memory.
Which of these professionals is able to diagnose dementia?
Any of these can diagnose dementia
Which of the following would *not* be useful in diagnosing dementia?
Mini mental exam
What living arrangement is best for a person with dementia?
It depends on the patient's condition and the family's ability and resources
Living at home with family members as caretakers
Living at home with paid caretaker
Which of the following is not important in choosing a nursing home?
Competent nursing staff
Appropriate activity program
Good evaluation from health department or other licensing organization
You are visiting your elderly aunt, who you know suffers from Alzheimer's disease. What would be the best way to greet her?
Hi, Aunt Selma, I'm Phil, your sister Laura's oldest son.
Hi, Aunt Selma. Let's see if you know who I am.
Bet you don't recognize me!
There is no point in greeting her, since she doesn't understand anything, anyway.
There is medication available that slows down the course of some dementias.
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