Dr. Lee Geriatrics - Lecture 1

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Geriatrics Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the United Sates, an older American is defined as what age?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      55

    • C. 

      60

    • D. 

      65

    • E. 

      70

  • 2. 
    Select the true statements
    • A. 

      In general older women outnumber older men

    • B. 

      The US has fewer elderly people compared to countries such as Italy and Japan

    • C. 

      60% of men aged 85 and older are widowed

  • 3. 
    Select the false statement 
    • A. 

      Older Americans are more educated than in previous decades.

    • B. 

      Older American are making more money today compared to 1959, with social security contributing to roughly 37% of that income

    • C. 

      Most older Americans are retired by the age of 50

    • D. 

      The cost of healthcare dramatically rises for people age 65 and older

    • E. 

      Older Americans with higher education are wealthier than their counterparts with less education

  • 4. 
    Select the false statement regarding chronic health conditions 
    • A. 

      They negatively affect the quality of life.

    • B. 

      The conditions commonly found in the aging population are hypertension, arthritis and heart disease

    • C. 

      Non-hispanic whites self report better health than other groups

    • D. 

      The leading cause of death in those aged 65 and over is lower respiratory disease

  • 5. 
    Select all the true statements 
    • A. 

      Older populations aged 85 and older report more instances of depression compared to the 65-69 yo age group

    • B. 

      Mortality rates are raising in leading to a smaller population of older Americans. All causes of death are increasing with the exception of diabetes and respiratory problems

    • C. 

      Socialization and physical activities decline over time, with TV taking up over half their leisure time

    • D. 

      Functional limitations such as inability to lift objects or stoop are reported in 42% of the elderly population

    • E. 

      Weight in older Americans is generally not an issue as studies have found their weight is comparable to their contemporaries in the 1960s

  • 6. 
    Which statements are true regarding health care expenditures 
    • A. 

      Hospital and physician services accounted for most of the health care costs for elderly Americans

    • B. 

      Fewer older Americans are in inpatient or are in long term care facilities

    • C. 

      Medicare provides glasses for all people over the age of 65

    • D. 

      Medicare pays for 53% of health care cost of older Americans and covers hospitals, hospice, home care, short-term institutions and physicians.

    • E. 

      Supplemental insurance covers prescription drugs, dental and nursing homes. This is done to lower the out of pocket cost

  • 7. 
    A 73 yoM walks into your office. According to the information presented in lecture regarding mental functioning, which of the following statements LEAST applies to him? 
    • A. 

      His psychomotor and problem solving skills will show a mild decline

    • B. 

      His mental reasoning maybe slightly impaired

    • C. 

      He is easily distractable

    • D. 

      His vocabulary will have declined compared to his vocabulary at age 40

    • E. 

      He may still have the same capacity to learn however he requires more time to give a response after the stimulus has been presented

  • 8. 
    My grandma (76+) can't remember jack shit. I tell her one thing and she's forgotten it 20mins later. Which of the following statements regarding memory is false. 
    • A. 

      My grandma should have little change in primary memory

    • B. 

      There is no difference in short term memory in the elderly over 75+ vs. 50+.

    • C. 

      Decline in visual retention is moderate in 5th and 6th decade but severe in older groups

    • D. 

      I love my grammy!

  • 9. 
    Select all TRUE statements 
    • A. 

      Personality and self esteem can predict adaptation to aging changes

    • B. 

      Their self-worth is dependent on having a role to play

    • C. 

      Individuals living in a convalescent center/nursing home are less likely to experience depression

    • D. 

      An increase in cognitive impairment will lead to a less active sex life

  • 10. 
    You have a 79yoF as your next exam, which of the following statements is least likely to apply to her? 
    • A. 

      She is widowed and finished high school

    • B. 

      She lives alone

    • C. 

      Most of her income comes from Social security

    • D. 

      She is still working

    • E. 

      She is severally depressed and a chronic smoker

  • 11. 
    Your 85yoM DFE is late for their appointment. You start thinking about what they are like. What statement least applies to them?
    • A. 

      They are overweight

    • B. 

      He will be accompanied by his wife

    • C. 

      He requires physical activity to reduce chronic diseases, relieve depression and prevention of falls

    • D. 

      He uses medicare to pay for dental and long term care in a home

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