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Dementia Quiz


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Dementia affects the following except :

A. Memory

B. Visuospatial

C. executive function

D. motor skills


What are two major hallmarks of AD pathology?

A. tau and amyloid plaques

B. tau and sensory deficits

C. motor deficits and amyloid plaques

D. sensory deficits and motor deficit


PET scans can detect Alzheimer’s disease.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE

C. May be

D. I don’t know


What is not a cause of dementia?

A. Alzhiemer’s disease

B. Pick’s disease

C. vascular dementia

D. loss of dopamine



Which proteinopathy is this?

A. Tau

B. Amyloid

C. neuron

D. dendrites


Dementia is an impairment of intellectual function with a compromise in ONLY the language domain.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE

C. may be

D. I don’t know


Neurofibrillary tangles are also called

A. tau

B. amyloid plaques

C. synapse

D. dendrites


Degeneration of cholinergic system is associated with AD

A. TRUE

B. FALSE

C. No idea

D. may be



The picture is an example of loss of

A. visuospatial skills

B. verbal memory

C. language

D. attention


Prevalence of dementia is highest in which age group?

A. 85+

B. 60-64

C. 70-74

D. 20-30



What is cortical atrophy?

A. Neuronal death/loss

B. neurogenesis

C. myelination

D. synapse formation


What is PiB PET imaging?

A. structural scan

B. binds to brain tumors

C. amyloid plaques specific imaging

D. I don’t know


MMSE scores help characterize AD impairment : early diagnosis, mild-moderate, severe

A. TRUE

B. FALSE

C. may be

D. I don’t know




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