Dementia Awareness - Qp2

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Dementia Awareness Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Dementia is an English word derived from German “de” (meaning apart) and “mentis” (meaning mind).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    A syndrome may be defined as:  A set of signs that occur separately which often point towards a particular disease or condition. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The random array of symptoms can be classified as falling into one of categories:  (Select four)
    • A. 

      Impaired cognition

    • B. 

      Abnormal mental phenomena

    • C. 

      Problem behaviours

    • D. 

      Drive disturbances

    • E. 

      Paired functioning

  • 4. 
    Dementia is a neuropsychiatric disorder that has, as its primary causation, a disease process that affects the brain.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    It has been noted that there are over two hundred types of dementia (Haan and Wallace 2004), although ninety-five percent of all dementias fall into one of four types.
    • A. 

      80%

    • B. 

      85%

    • C. 

      90%

    • D. 

      95%

  • 6. 
    The World Health Organisation (1992) state that Alzheimer’s disease comprises the following: (Select three)
    • A. 

      Fulfil the criteria for the dementia syndrome

    • B. 

      Insidious onset

    • C. 

      Gradual progression

    • D. 

      Focal neurological signs

    • E. 

      Evidence of systemic/ brain disease that could cause dementia

  • 7. 
    Dementia = NI + P + B + H - SP
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The ______ view of dementia stresses the importance of understanding the illness as a neurological impairment.
    • A. 

      Biological

    • B. 

      Psychological

    • C. 

      Social

  • 9. 
    The medical model recognises how people with dementia are marginalised and discriminated against.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    It is important to differentiate “true” dementia from conditions that may be mistaken for dementia, but are not.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Symptoms of depression includes:  (Select four)
    • A. 

      A sad, hopeless or irritable mood for much of the time

    • B. 

      Decreased anxiety

    • C. 

      A loss of interest or pleasure in activities that were once enjoyed

    • D. 

      Feelings of low self esteem, worthlessness or undue guilt

    • E. 

      Speeding down in mind and body, or increased agitation and restlessness

    • F. 

      Eating too little or too much, and weight loss or gain

    • G. 

      Aches and pains that have physical cause

  • 12. 
    The MMSE is a complicated cognitive assessment tool that can be employed in clinical practice.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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