Alzheimers

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Alzheimers

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Many people have trouble with memory — this does NOT mean they have Alzheimer's. There are many different causes of memory loss.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Alzheimer's is a normal part of aging.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which of the following are among the top ten signs of Alzheimer's disease (check all that apply):
    • A. 

      Memory loss that affects daily life.

    • B. 

      Difficulty in completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure.

    • C. 

      Withdrawal from work or social activities.

    • D. 

      Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps.

    • E. 

      Excessive drinking and/or smoking.

  • 4. 
    The greatest known risk factor for Alzheimer’s is advancing age. Most individuals with the disease are age 65 or older. The likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s doubles about every five years after age 65. After age 85, the risk reaches nearly 50 percent.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Those who have a parent, brother, sister or child with Alzheimer’s are less likely to develop the disease. The risk decreases if more than one family member has the illness.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Memory loss is a natural part of aging. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Drinking out of aluminum cans or cooking in aluminum pots and pans can lead to Alzheimer’s disease. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Alzheimer’s disease is not fatal. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Over 50% of people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease become depressed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Care for an Alzheimer's patient should only be provided by family members and medical professionals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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