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

2 / 30

Alzheimer’s disease is curable.

3 / 30

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

4 / 30

There is nowhere to go for advice and help.

5 / 30

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

6 / 30

Dementia is an inevitable part of aging.

7 / 30

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

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

9 / 30

There are strategies available to delay the progression of dementia.

10 / 30

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.

12 / 30

What is the leading common cause of dementia?

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

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

15 / 30

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

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Dementia is most accurately characterized by:

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There are many types of dementia.

18 / 30

Memory loss is the only symptom of dementia.

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

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Dementia is a curable disease.

21 / 30

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

22 / 30

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

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Only older people can get Alzheimer's.

24 / 30

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

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

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

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Dementia is a part of normal aging.

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

29 / 30

Alzheimer’s disease is not fatal.

30 / 30

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

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