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

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Only older people can get Alzheimer's.

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There are many types of dementia.

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

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Alzheimer’s disease is not fatal.

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

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

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

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

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What is the leading common cause of dementia?

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Dementia is a part of normal aging.

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

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Alzheimer’s disease is curable.

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Dementia is an inevitable part of aging.

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

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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 is currently not a standard blood test for diagnosing 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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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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Trouble handling money or paying bills is an example of an early symptom of Alzheimer’s disease.

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

30 / 30

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

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