How Much You Know About Dementia? Trivia Quiz

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How much you know about dementia? This is a condition in which a person loses their memory. This disease is very common when it comes to people of a certain age, and contrary to what most people think one cannot only die because of the disease. One of the common symptoms patients exhibits is seeing things that are not there. Understand dementia better by taking this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many people are estimated to have dementia in the UK?

    • A.

      100,000

    • B.

      500,000

    • C.

      Over 800,000

    Correct Answer
    C. Over 800,000
    Explanation
    Latest statistics reveal that there are currently around 800,000 in the UK with dementia

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following are types of dementia?

    • A.

      Alzheimer's Disease

    • B.

      Vascular dementia

    • C.

      Lewy Bodies

    • D.

      Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

    • E.

      Progressive supranuclear palsy

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Alzheimer's Disease
    B. Vascular dementia
    C. Lewy Bodies
    D. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
    E. Progressive supranuclear palsy
    Explanation
    All of these are types of dementia. There are more than 100 different types of dementia although some, such as Alzheimer's Disease, are far more common than others.

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  • 3. 

    What are some of the common symptoms of dementia?

    • A.

      Memory loss

    • B.

      Anxiety

    • C.

      Tremor

    • D.

      Balance problems

    • E.

      Hallucinations

    • F.

      Delusions

    • G.

      Speech and language difficulty

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Memory loss
    B. Anxiety
    C. Tremor
    D. Balance problems
    E. Hallucinations
    F. Delusions
    G. Speech and language difficulty
    Explanation
    Dementia affects different people in different ways but all of these are common symptoms of dementia. REMEMBER - when you have met one person living with dementia, you have met ONE person. Everyone is different!

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  • 4. 

    Is dementia a natural process of ageing?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    No, dementia is caused by diseases in the brain and is not a natural process of growing old. Not all older people develop dementia and not all people with dementia are old. It is estimated that 1 in 3 people over the age of 65 may go on to develop dementia.

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  • 5. 

    Is there a cure for dementia?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    No, currently there is no cure for dementia, however drug treatments are available which can help to slow the disease down for some people.

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  • 6. 

    Can a person live well with dementia?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Yes, people affected by dementia can and do live well with dementia. It is important to seek a diagnosis as soon as a person starts to become worried then the right support can be discussed and a plan put in place for now and the future.

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  • 7. 

    Do you have to give up your driving licence if you are diagnosed with dementia?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    No, a diagnosis of dementia doesn't mean you automatically have to stop driving; what is important is that the individual is still able to drive safely. However, there is a legal requirement that the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in England, Scotland and Wales, or Driver and Vehicle Licensing Northern Ireland (DVLNI) in Northern Ireland are informed of their diagnosis.

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  • 8. 

    If admitted to hospital, a person with dementia generally has a longer stay for the same condition than a person without dementia.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    True - A person with dementia on average can stay 4 days longer than a person without Dementia when admitted with the same condition. It is important for people with Dementia to complete ‘ This Is Me’ document and be aware of schemes such as the Butterfly Scheme that are available in hospital settings. Such schemes alert staff that there may be additional needs for that person and to apply certain approaches to care.

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