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  Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, janetgool, Oct 01 11
5908 plays
  You've Probably Never Heard of It   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
When our brain malfunctions, the results can be truly bizarre. Some of these disorders, diseases, and symptoms are the result of injury, some are genetic, and some are caused by our surroundings.
Easier, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jul 29 12
3224 plays
  I Forgot to Remember to Forget   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz that explores the frightening disorder known as dementia. There are many different kinds, each with its own cause and behaviors. As the geriatric population increases, the search for treatment and cure becomes ever more important.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jan 10 17
Very Easy
2382 plays
  Brain Drain   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All about diseases and disorders that somehow affect the brain. Can you stop the brain drain and name them all?
Easier, 10 Qns, Shadowmyst2004, Jul 29 21
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
Jul 29 21
2750 plays
  Spinal Muscular Atrophy    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about Spinal Muscular Atrophy, commonly referred to as SMA. How much do you know about it? Take this quiz to learn more. Questions are either MC or T/F-Y/N.
Average, 10 Qns, Ilona_Ritter, Apr 16 23
Ilona_Ritter gold member
Apr 16 23
91 plays
Averaging at around three pounds in weight, the human brain is the most complex entity in the universe... as far as we know. This short quiz looks at some of the distressing diseases and conditions that may affect this amazing organ.
Average, 10 Qns, SisterSeagull, May 11 16
SisterSeagull gold member
317 plays
  Understanding Epilepsy   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Epilepsy is often misunderstood. See how much you know and maybe you'll even learn something.
Easier, 10 Qns, jasa9092, Feb 18 19
jasa9092 gold member
Feb 18 19
3102 plays
  Brain Attack   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some people aspire to retire at a ripe old age, still in relatively good health. Certain diseases however, may lead to early retirement and long term disability. Here's a quiz about a leading cause of long term disability - a stroke/brain attack.
Average, 10 Qns, yency, Mar 08 24
Mar 08 24
1544 plays
  Caring For Alzheimer's   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Here's a quiz about Mindy, 80, who lives with that German guy who steals her stuff, and Louise, 60, her daughter, who looks after her. How much do you know about caring for Alzheimer's patients?
Average, 15 Qns, annaheldfan, Dec 07 13
471 plays
  Mysterious Multiple Sclerosis   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Multiple Sclerosis afflicts 2-3 million people worldwide. Much is known about this disease but too much remains unknown. How much do you know about MS?
Average, 10 Qns, FatherSteve, Dec 05 13
FatherSteve gold member
546 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What does sleep-related bruxism involve during your sleep?

From Quiz "Insomnia"

  Mad Cow Disease   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
You've heard about it on the news, perhaps while munching a hamburger. What do you know about the reality?
Average, 20 Qns, crisw, Aug 25 22
crisw gold member
Aug 25 22
2106 plays
  Dementia--Facts and Treatment   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Dementia is a worldwide issue in terms of devastation to the individual and mounting costs of care and treatment. It deeply impacts caregivers and families.
Average, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Jul 09 22
Jul 09 22
876 plays
  Did I REALLY Just Say That?!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Neurofibromatosis(new-row-fie-bro-ma-toe-sis)is a hard word to say. There are two main strains with the much easier to say names Nf1 and Nf2, so come quiz with me and learn about these disorders that you may not have heard of.
Easier, 10 Qns, 4sunflowers, Jul 15 16
554 plays
  How Much Do You Know About Epilepsy?   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder that affects people of all ages. Part of my motivation for writing this quiz is that my husband has had epilepsy for over 30 years. Hopefully you will find it educational and enlightening.
Average, 10 Qns, MEHowe, Jul 01 11
682 plays
  Understanding Seizures   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Seizures may occur with a chronic disease: epilepsy. Others may be coincidental due to other events. Here are some general questions about epilepsy and other seizures.
Average, 15 Qns, Rehaberpro, Nov 06 19
Nov 06 19
333 plays
  It's All in Your Head!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We can't transplant it, reproduce its functions, or live without it... the brain has been called the last vital organ we have!
Tough, 10 Qns, ragiel, Jun 24 21
Jun 24 21
2410 plays
  Dystonia, a Little-Understood Problem   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Dystonia is a problem that very few people even know about, much less discuss. Hopefully, this quiz will make you more aware of this often debilitating condition. All the information is taken from literature published by The Dystonia Society.
Average, 10 Qns, romeomikegolf, Feb 11 17
romeomikegolf gold member
955 plays
  Ouch! My Funny Bone!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The funny bone isn't a bone at all, but a nerve - the ulnar nerve. This quiz deals with problems with nerves of the upper limb, including symptoms and clinical tests. Based on a university lecture, this quiz is quite in depth.
Average, 10 Qns, reeshy, Jun 02 13
reeshy gold member
553 plays
  Broca's Aphasia   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Various aphasias, or language disorders, affect about 1 in 300 people. How much do you know about Broca's Aphasia, one of the most common (and devastating) of these maladies?
Tough, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Nov 08 05
CellarDoor gold member
1289 plays
  The Ultimate Insomnia Quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz on insomnia and sleep problems. Some of these are quite common and some more rare. What do you know?
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Sep 18 21
Sep 18 21
361 plays
  Insomnia Test Your Knowledge    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a widespread disease that comes in many different forms. I admit that I am a victim of it to some extent. I wanted to learn more about it and then hopefully educate other people as well. Have fun and good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, superferd, Sep 03 16
2263 plays
  Dementia Awareness    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How much do you know about the often misunderstood conditions that come under the general heading of dementia?
Average, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Feb 11 19
Rowena8482 gold member
Feb 11 19
273 plays
  Tourettes - A Ticcing Timebomb?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Tourette's Syndrome is a neurological disorder that can have serious psychological side effects for the sufferer. This quiz is about promoting understanding of the condition.
Average, 10 Qns, romeomikegolf, Dec 27 15
romeomikegolf gold member
342 plays
  Chiari: the Rare Neurological Disorder    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I was recently diagnosed with Chiari One Malformation. Let's see how much you know about Chiari Malformations.
Average, 10 Qns, nsalem, Jun 13 18
Jun 13 18
607 plays
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is some basic information about a disease that's causing problems with our growing elderly population.
Average, 10 Qns, pearlieoboebotto, Oct 29 16
2390 plays

Neurological Disorders Trivia Questions

1. What type of disease is Spinal Muscular Atrophy?

From Quiz
Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Answer: Neuromuscular

A neuromuscular disease is one in which the motor neurons and muscles are affected by being destroyed. It involves the peripheral nervous system (PNS) and parts of the central nervous system (CNS).

2. Which condition, normally diagnosed in childhood, is characterized by problems with communication and relating to other people and the sufferer's surroundings, but can present in a wide array of symptoms across a spectrum?

From Quiz Brain Drain

Answer: Autism

A study, done by, states that about 1 in 62 children worldwide are affected by some form of the disorder. Early ways to identify the spectrum in children is to look at how they interact with other humans. A typical child will respond well to outside stimuli and interact with others as it develops. A typical autistic child tends to prefer to be alone, and doesn't interact with children or adults as easily as their peers. While there are some studies that show autism to be a genetic condition, and others that show it to be an environmentally caused one, the definitive answer eluded researchers in the field into the early 21st century.

3. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, "A seizure is a sudden surge of (________) activity in the brain that usually affects how a person appears or acts for a short time." What is the missing word?

From Quiz Understanding Seizures

Answer: Electrical

Electricity in the human body differs from the electricity we think of as running our machines. In very simple terms, in our bodies there is an attraction between neutrons, protons, and electrons that is generated by the chemicals we ingest, mostly through food such as oxygen, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and others. These exchanges regulate our heart beat, signal our muscles, and are part of the functioning of the body. A sudden surge in electrical output in the brain can result in a seizure.

4. Dementia is a broad term that encompasses a number of diagnoses. Observed confusion and behavior may seem the same although they may require somewhat different treatment modalities. What is the most diagnosed and most common dementia?

From Quiz Dementia--Facts and Treatment

Answer: Alzheimer's dementia

Aloysius Alzheimer was a German psychiatrist and neuropathologist and director of an asylum for the mentally ill. After observing the behavior of one of his patients for several years, he was puzzled by the memory loss and other cognitive findings. In 1906 when the patient died, Alzheimer and other physicians examined his brain. Placing sections on slides for the microscope, he was able to divine patterns of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. The results were presented later that year. Alzheimer's is the name of only one form of dementia but is the most common, therefore Alzheimer's has become, in popular parlance, the same as dementia. Fundraising for dementia is often under the cover of Alzheimer's. There are seven stages of Alzheimer's that apply generally to other types of dementia: Alzheimer's symptoms vary. The stages below provide a general idea of how abilities change during the course of the disease. Stage 1: No impairment Stage 2: Very mild decline Stage 3: Mild decline Stage 4: Moderate decline Stage 5: Moderately severe decline Stage 6: Severe decline Stage 7: Very severe decline

5. Is Mindy suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia? Is there a difference?

From Quiz Caring For Alzheimer's

Answer: Yes and no. Alzheimer's is a sub-category of dementia.

Dementia is an umbrella term covering a number of diseases that involve memory loss. Alzheimer's is one of these but not generally associated with the socially inappropriate or aggressive behaviour that can occur in some other forms of dementia, like FTD (Frontotemporal dementia). It now seems to be a trend among health care workers to use 'dementia' and 'Alzheimer's as synonyms; however to most people, the 'D' word is way too close to 'demented'. When Louise tried to get a travel agent to sell her a plane ticket for her mother who had dementia, she got nowhere. When she called an hour later and inquired about buying a ticket for someone with Alzheimer's, there was no problem. So Louise recommends using 'dementia' with Mindy's doctor, but 'Alzheimer's' with everyone else.

6. What is the term used for any dementia that occurs before the age of 65?

From Quiz I Forgot to Remember to Forget

Answer: Early-onset dementia

Early-onset dementia is the term used for any kind of dementia that occurs before the age of 65. While dementia is usually a disorder of the elderly it can occur as young as the thirties. The earlier the disorder presents, the faster the progression. There is also believed to be a strong genetic predisposition to most forms of early-onset dementia.

7. The majority of people that suffer from Tourette's Syndrome (TS) first present symptoms during a particular phase of their life. At which stage is it, generally, first noticeable?

From Quiz Tourettes - A Ticcing Timebomb?

Answer: Childhood

For the vast majority, Tourette's (TS) starts in childhood, the average age being around 7 or 8 years old. Some grow out of it but for others it is a lifelong condition. Because there is no standard test, though, it could be many years before a diagnosis is made.

8. What is another name for a stroke?

From Quiz Brain Attack

Answer: Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)

Cerebro pertains to cerebrum,(a part of the brain). Vascular refers to blood vessel. A cerebrovascular accident, therefore, is a condition which results from sudden injury or occlusion of a blood vessel supplying the brain. Cerebral palsy results from brain damage during pregnancy or around the time of birth. Myocardial infarction and angina pectoris are heart problems resulting from inadequate oxygenation of heart muscles.

9. What is the best definition of dementia?

From Quiz Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia

Answer: A medical condition that results in the loss of mental facilities, including memory, language use and judgement.

"Dementia" is a term that refers to a variety of medical conditions that lead to the loss of mental functioning. The most recognizable symptom is usually memory loss, although other mental processes can be involved, such as language, judgement and mood.

10. The causative agent of mad cow disease is probably a prion. What is a prion?

From Quiz Mad Cow Disease

Answer: An abnormal protein

It is theorized that the prions of mad cow disease are abnormally folded, and somehow induce normal nerve cell proteins to fold abnormally as well. The abnormal proteins do not work as they should in the nerve cell, and tend to clump together. The body's immune cells attempt to remove them, but cannot break them down. Eventually, the cells rupture and spread the prions even further. This process also leads to the nerve tissue becoming riddled with tiny holes.

11. Prior to the availability of today's testing, these brain disorders were often mistakenly believed to be psychiatric in origin except which one?

From Quiz It's All in Your Head!

Answer: subdural hematoma

Subdural hematoma is a blood clot located under the protective structure called the dura mater. Clinically, it looks like a brain tumor or acute stroke with focal paralysis, confusion, and sometimes coma. CAT scan shows the difference. Multiple sclerosis starts with physical symptoms that appear and disappear unpredictably. If the brain's mood-regulating centers are affected, the patient may also have mania, depression, or unpredictable rage. MRI shows one or more areas of brain involvement and is the diagnostic test needed. Frontal lobe tumors disturb the patient's judgment and impulse control, resulting in behavioral changes. These get worse over time. MRI scan will show the tumor responsible. Lupus causes inflammation of body structures, including the skin, kidneys, and brain. Blood tests show antibodies that attack the involved tissues. When these antibodies attack the brain, they can cause insomnia, somnolence, mood swings and sometimes delirium. These diseases are still misdiagnosed in 2003, because many patients (and family doctors!) assume that mood, thought, and behavior changes are always due to stress or to primary psychiatric disorders. Tragically, this belief can result in missed opportunities for early diagnosis and treatment.

12. Broca's aphasia is caused by damage (often from a stroke, a car crash, or a brain tumor) to Broca's area of the brain. Where is this region located?

From Quiz Broca's Aphasia

Answer: left hemisphere, anterior to the Sylvian fissure

The left hemisphere of the brain seems to control most language functions, including speaking, writing and comprehension. The right hemisphere handles more spatial things, including the recognition of letters and melodies. Broca's area - which is, specifically, the third frontal convolution in the left hemisphere - is in a region of the brain responsible for most of a person's language functions.

13. At what age does Type I Spinal Muscular Atrophy develop?

From Quiz Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Answer: Before six months

SMA is the biggest cause of infant death, and type I is the most serious. It is progressive and affects the muscles that are used for walking, as well as for breathing, along with many other things.

14. Which genetic neurological illness, named for its discoverers, normally leads to death by the age of four?

From Quiz Brain Drain

Answer: Tay-Sachs Disease

According to the National Institute of Health, Tay-Sachs Disease patients rarely live past age four. This disease causes infants to go blind, become deaf and stop being able to swallow within months of being born. The disease doesn't show signs of being present for the first few months of life, but once it's known, the mental and physical abilities of the child decline rapidly. Eventually full paralysis sets in, and the child typically dies within months of diagnosis.

15. Some seizures are classified as PNES? What does PNES mean?

From Quiz Understanding Seizures

Answer: Psychological Non-Epileptic Seizures

Researchers have found that many of the non-epileptic seizures are psychological in nature. Although seizures can be caused by alcohol/drug abuse or high fevers, for instance, many have their roots in psychological issues. Some data suggests that many of those diagnosed with epilepsy are not properly diagnosed. This can lead to inappropriate treatment and costs in time and money. PNES is often placed in a similar category with fibromyalgia and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) as difficult to diagnose and treat and where there is controversy among professionals regarding whether or not the illness even exists. A recent trend is to refer to the condition as 'spells' rather than epilepsy.

16. This type of dementia often strikes individuals under 65 years of age and is distinguished by atrophy of certain sections of the brain. What is it called?

From Quiz Dementia--Facts and Treatment

Answer: Frontal temporal dementia

Where Alzheimer's strikes the brain in its entirety, frontal temporal is an atrophy of the frontal temporal lobe of the brain. A large percentage of these cases are identified before age 65, sometimes in the 40s, and thus are devastating to individuals and their families in their prime years of productivity. Frontal temporal dementia or 'mixed dementia' is a broad term for a diverse group of uncommon disorders that strike the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain associated with personality, behavior, and language.

17. If the ulnar nerve was impacted, where would the patient most likely feel tingling of the skin?

From Quiz Ouch! My Funny Bone!

Answer: Ring and little fingers

The ulnar nerve has two sensory branches, the palmar branch and the dorsal branch, both of which arise from the main ulnar nerve just above the wrist. The branches provide sensation to the skin of the little finger and half of the ring finger (also called the fifth and fourth digits), and the area of the palm beneath these fingers. Therefore if the nerve is damaged, these areas will lose sensation and/or become tingly. Sensation is most distinct in the sides of the fingers, so the clinician usually tests the sensory effects of ulnar nerve damage by touching the sides of the fourth and fifth digits.

18. If a person is having sleep problems that are not directly associated with a health problem or condition, then what kind of insomnia do they most likely have?

From Quiz Insomnia

Answer: Primary Insomnia

This can definitely occur and many times can be cured with a mind over matter attitude. I made up the term "No-Fault" Insomnia.
Secondary Insomnia is due to a health condition such as depression, cancer, arthritis, or even alcohol abuse. You can find more on this topic on this web page:

19. Paul Broca, a French doctor, first described this disease in 1865. His research focused mainly on what man, the first diagnosed Broca's aphasic?

From Quiz Broca's Aphasia

Answer: M. Tan

M. Tan's true identity is unknown; he was called "Tan" by the workers at the hospital where he died, because "tan" was the only thing he ever said. (He thus suffered from severe Broca's aphasia.) When he died in 1861, Broca dissected his brain and found a tumor in the left hemisphere (presumably the cause of the aphasia). This fact, as well as data from subsequent autopsies of aphasics, led Broca to conclude that "the faculty for articulate language" was housed in the left hemisphere of the brain. This was the first instance of a language disorder providing clues about how language is produced in the brain; this would later become a fruitful field of study in linguistics.

20. What causes Spinal Muscular Atrophy?

From Quiz Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Answer: A gene mutation

Spinal Muscular Atrophy is caused by a mutation in the SMN1 (spinal motor neuron gene 1). It is an encoding of the SMN protein and is part of chromosome 5q13. It was believed that both parents had to be carriers in order for the child to have SMA, but newer research shows it may be possible for a child to get it when only one parent carries it.

21. Lewy bodies cause one form of dementia (DLB) and which other disease?

From Quiz Dementia Awareness

Answer: Parkinson's Disease

Lewy Bodies, named for the doctor who first discovered them, are tiny deposits of alpha-synuclein protein in the brain. They cause a loss of connections between the nerve cells, and lower the levels of dopamine and acetylecholine production. It is the position of the Lewy bodies within the brain that causes DLB or Parkinson's disease. People with Parkinson's can go on to develop dementia later in life - this is called Parkinson's Disease dementia.

22. A form of dementia, this disease typically presents in the elderly. It inhibits the patient from being able to remember friends and family, and causes other types of forgetfulness as well. What disease have I just described?

From Quiz Brain Drain

Answer: Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease doesn't usually show up until a patient is in their 60s, though it has been known to develop earlier in extreme cases. Patients with the disease eventually must be under total care because they may wander and forget where they live. Early on with the disease patients forget things like how to brush their teeth, or comb their hair, or even to eat and drink. The disease is more likely to be diagnosed in a person with a family history of it, but people with no family history of it can also suffer from it.

23. If someone believes that they might have had a seizure, or someone in the family has, who should be the first professional contacted?

From Quiz Understanding Seizures

Answer: Primary Care Physician or Family Doctor

The Primary Care Physician is the best choice. One, the PCP can rule out any physical cause for the symptoms. Secondly, the PCP can make referral to qualified professionals for further evaluation and diagnosis and help in routing you through the myriad of services. In most cases the initial step is referral to a PCP who knows the patient best. The PCP may be able to rule out medication side effects, alcoholism, thyroid problems, depression, and vitamin deficiencies. In preparation for the doctor's visit make a list of concerns, bring a list of medications, and ask questions until you understand.

24. While it is not settled that MS is an auto-immune disorder, in people with MS the focus of the body's own immunity system's attack on itself is the myelin. What is myelin?

From Quiz Mysterious Multiple Sclerosis

Answer: a fatty substance that surrounds and protects nerves

Myelin functions much like the rubber or plastic insulation around an electrical wire; damage to it reduces the ability of the nerve to transmit accurate messages.

25. In ulnar nerve neuropathy, the wrist is deviated slightly toward the radial side, i.e. the thumb side. This is due to the denervation of which forearm muscle?

From Quiz Ouch! My Funny Bone!

Answer: Flexor carpi ulnaris

Often people are intimidated by the long Latin names of some muscles, but actually they are useful as they can tell you information about where the muscle is and what it does. Flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU) is a flexor of the wrist ("carpi") on the ulnar side ("ulnaris") or on the little finger side. When its actions are combined with flexor carpi radialis (FCR), the wrist flexes, and there are analogous extensors, i.e. extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU), extensor carpi radialis longus (ECRL) and extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB). For sideways movements of the wrist, called radial deviation and ulnar deviation, these muscles work in particular combinations. For radial deviation, the radial flexor and extensors contract, while for ulnar deviation, the ulnar flexor and extensor contract. Because the ulnar flexor (FCU) is supplied by the ulnar nerve, if this nerve is damaged, ulnar deviation is no longer possible, and the wrist is pulled toward the radial side.

26. How many types of Chiari malformations are there?

From Quiz Chiari: the Rare Neurological Disorder

Answer: 4 (5 if you include type 0)

Type 1 is the most common. Type 2 is also known as Arnold Chiari malformation. Some sources erroneously use "Arnold Chiari malformation" for all Chiari malformations.

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