Alzheimers

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is suggesting that having trouble with memory does not necessarily indicate that a person has Alzheimer's disease. It highlights the fact that there are various other factors that can cause memory loss. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 2. 

    Alzheimer's is a normal part of aging.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging. It is a progressive brain disorder that affects memory, thinking, and behavior. While some memory loss may occur with age, Alzheimer's is a distinct and severe form of cognitive decline that is not considered a normal part of the aging process. The disease is characterized by the accumulation of abnormal proteins in the brain, leading to the death of brain cells and the gradual loss of cognitive function.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer(s)
    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.
    Explanation
    The correct answer options are all symptoms commonly associated with Alzheimer's disease. Memory loss that affects daily life is a hallmark symptom of Alzheimer's, as is difficulty in completing familiar tasks at home, work, or leisure. Withdrawal from work or social activities is another common sign, as individuals with Alzheimer's may become less engaged in their usual activities. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps is also a common symptom, as the disease affects cognition and spatial awareness. Excessive drinking and/or smoking, however, are not typically associated with Alzheimer's disease.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that advancing age is the greatest known risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. The likelihood of developing Alzheimer's doubles every five years after the age of 65, and by the age of 85, the risk reaches nearly 50 percent. This information suggests that as individuals get older, their risk of developing Alzheimer's increases significantly, making the statement "True."

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Having a family member with Alzheimer's does not decrease the risk of developing the disease. In fact, having a close relative with Alzheimer's may increase the likelihood of developing the disease. Research has shown that there is a genetic component to Alzheimer's, and individuals with a family history of the disease are at a higher risk. Therefore, the statement in the question is incorrect, and the correct answer is False.

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  • 6. 

    Memory loss is a natural part of aging. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In the past people believed memory loss was a normal part of aging, often regarding even Alzheimer’s as natural age-related decline. Experts now recognize severe memory loss as a symptom of serious illness.

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  • 7. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    During the 1960s and 1970s, aluminum emerged as a possible suspect in Alzheimer’s. This suspicion led to concern about exposure to aluminum through everyday sources such as pots and pans, beverage cans, antacids and antiperspirants. Since then, studies have failed to confirm any role for aluminum in causing Alzheimer’s. Experts today focus on other areas of research, and few believe that everyday sources of aluminum pose any threat.

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  • 8. 

    Alzheimer’s disease is not fatal. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Alzheimer's disease has no survivors. It destroys brain cells and causes memory changes, erratic behaviors and loss of body functions. It slowly and painfully takes away a person's identity, ability to connect with others, think, eat, talk, walk and find his or her way home.

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  • 9. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease can be emotionally and physically demanding. The constant stress, challenges, and witnessing the decline of a loved one's cognitive abilities can take a toll on the caregiver's mental health. Studies have shown that caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease are more likely to experience symptoms of depression compared to the general population. The high level of responsibility, lack of support, and the emotional strain of witnessing the progressive nature of the disease can contribute to caregiver depression.

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  • 10. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Care for an Alzheimer's patient should not only be provided by family members and medical professionals. While these individuals play a crucial role in the care of Alzheimer's patients, it is also important to involve other support systems such as support groups, therapists, and caregivers. These additional resources can provide specialized care, emotional support, and respite for family members. Therefore, the statement that care for an Alzheimer's patient should only be provided by family members and medical professionals is false.

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