Take the Alzheimer’s Myth Buster Quiz

Myths and misconceptions about Alzheimer’s disease are everywhere — what it is, who gets it, and how it affects the people who have it. Here are some questions to test your knowledge of Alzheimer’s. These myths stand in the way of understanding the disease and helping those affected.

Alzheimer's Myth Buster Quiz

How well do you know Alzheimer's disease?

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It is important for patients and families to seek out an early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease:

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The symptoms of old age are the same as those of Alzheimer’s.

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Alzheimer’s disease is not fatal.

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Memory loss is the only symptom of dementia.

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Alzheimer’s disease is just one of several types of dementia.

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The worldwide prevalence of dementia is expected to more than double by 2050.

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There are strategies available to delay the progression of dementia.

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The most well known risk factor for Alzheimer's disease is:

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Dementia is most accurately characterized by:

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Dementia is a curable disease.

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All individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) go on to develop some form of dementia.

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When conducting a history with a patient with suspected dementia only the caregiver, not the patient, should be interviewed.

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There is nowhere to go for advice and help.

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Which stage of dementia, described by Dr. Marilyn Albert, is characterized by the presence of disease pathology without any clinical features or symptoms?

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The pathology and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are reversible.

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Lifestyle factors can affect your chances of getting Alzheimer’s.

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Which of the following are the two hallmark pathological features associated with Alzheimer's disease:

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One in 10 people age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s disease.

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There is currently not a standard blood test for diagnosing Alzheimer's.

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Only older people can get Alzheimer's.

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Dementia is a part of normal aging.

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The criteria we use for diagnosing dementia were developed in the last 30 years.

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Trouble handling money or paying bills is an example of an early symptom of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Dementia is an inevitable part of aging.

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If trouble with memory and confused thinking appears suddenly, it is likely due to Alzheimer’s disease.

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If one of your parents has Alzheimer's, you'll probably get it, too.

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Genetic testing is part of a routine clinical assessment for dementia.

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What is the leading common cause of dementia?

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Alzheimer’s disease is curable.

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There are many types of dementia.

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