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

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Only older people can get Alzheimer's.

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

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

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Alzheimer’s disease is curable.

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There are strategies available to delay the progression of dementia.

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

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

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

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Dementia is a part of normal aging.

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Dementia is an inevitable part of aging.

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Alzheimer’s disease is not fatal.

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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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What is the leading common cause of dementia?

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

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

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

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

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

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Memory loss is the only symptom of dementia.

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

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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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Dementia is most accurately characterized by:

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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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