Pathophysiology Unit 3 Knowledge Check

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Pathophysiology Unit 3 Knowledge Check - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The most common cause of dementia is (select best answer):
    • A. 

      Head injury

    • B. 

      Alzheimer's

    • C. 

      Stroke

    • D. 

      HIV

  • 2. 
    In Alzheimer's disease, plaques are commonly found in this area of the brain:
    • A. 

      Hypothalamus

    • B. 

      Brain stem

    • C. 

      Hippocampus

    • D. 

      Thalamus

  • 3. 
    Which of the following best describes dementia?
    • A. 

      Memory loss occurring as part of the natural consequence of aging

    • B. 

      Difficulty coping with physical and psychological change

    • C. 

      Severe cognitive impairment that occurs rapidly

    • D. 

      Loss of cognitive abilities, impairing ability to perform activities of daily living

  • 4. 
    The most common cause of intellectual disability is:
    • A. 

      Autism

    • B. 

      Fragile X syndrome

    • C. 

      Head injury

    • D. 

      Borderline personality

  • 5. 
    A family member expresses concern to a nurse about behavioral changes in an elderly aunt. Which would cause the nurse to suspect a cognitive impairment disorder?
    • A. 

      Decreased interest in activities that she once enjoyed

    • B. 

      Fearfulness of being alone at night

    • C. 

      Increased complaints of physical ailments

    • D. 

      Problems with preparing a meal or balancing her checkbook

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