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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Dementia is most accurately characterized by:

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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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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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Dementia is a curable disease.

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There is nowhere to go for advice and help.

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There are many types of dementia.

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Only older people can get Alzheimer's.

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

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Alzheimer’s disease is curable.

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

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

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Dementia is a part of normal aging.

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Alzheimer’s disease is not fatal.

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Dementia is an inevitable part of aging.

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

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There are strategies available to delay the progression of dementia.

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

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

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What is the leading common cause 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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One in 10 people age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s disease.

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

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

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

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

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

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