WDYK About Alzheimer's Disease?

 Alzheimer's Disease is one of the most serious, debilitating and common diseases in the world. It is one of the world's leading causes of death and is a threat to almost everyone. How much do you know about this terrible disease?
True or False: If one of your parents has Alzheimer's, you'll probably get it, too.
Less than 5% of cases are true "familial Alzheimer's," a type that runs in families.
How long before memory loss does Alzheimer's Disease begin?
Repeating yourself, getting lost, and showing fuzzy thinking skills all show up after the process of Alzheimer's has already begun in the brain. Researchers believe the disease may start to cause physical changes years or decades before symptoms appear.
5 years
8 years
1 year
20+ years
From age 85 and above, what is your risk of getting Alzheimer's Disease?
Your risk doubles every 5 years after 65. Nearly half of 85-year-olds don't have it.
Which of these protects the brain more?
Other than television, all these are good for your brain, but learning a new skill actually makes your brain healthiest as it must form new connections
Watching television
Learning a new skill
Doing a daily crossword
Doing a weekly puzzle
True or False: Red wine and grape juice can help reverse Alzheimer's.
No vitamin, supplement, food, or drug has been shown to cure or treat Alzheimer's. Some may only delay or lower the risk
Alzheimer’s disease was discovered ___________.
It was in 1906 that Dr. Alois Alzheimer discovered it.
Early in the 20th century
Around mid 20th century
Around mid 19th century
Around the end of 18th century
Early Onset Alzheimer's attacks people who are younger than...
The maximum age is 65 but it can start as soon as 30. 5-6% of Alzheimer's patients are early onset.
What is the ratio of US women to men suffering from AD?
3/5 of Alzheimer's patients are women.
Out of 5 people 2 are women
Out of 5 people 3 are women
Out of 5 people 4 are men
Out of 5 people 1 is a man
Which of these is a common cause of death among people with later-stage AD?
Pneumonia is a common cause of death because impaired swallowing allows food or beverages to enter the lungs, where an infection can begin.
Heart Attack
Which of these things is NOT a risk factor for Alzheimer's?
Being thin or underweight has not been proven as a risk leading to AD
High blood pressure
High cholesterol
Smoking and drinking alcohol
Being underweight
Alzheimer's disease can resemble the early stages of ___________
The early stages of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease are similar, in that both present with symptoms of dementia. Many people with Parkinson's disease and a type of dementia called Lewy body disease also have brain changes (plaques and tangles) that are also found in Alzheimer's disease.
Parkinson's disease
Multiple Sclerosis
True or False: Alzheimer's disease is diagnosed by a blood test.
There is NO one single test. You'll need to do a battery of blood, urine and imaging tests.
More to Learn...
It seems you have quite a bit to learn still about this disease, one of the leading causes of death in the world (7th place). As we all get older, it's crucial that we know the signs, risks and symptoms of the disease so we can get checked and slow it in time if we do get it.
A Good Knowledge Base
Good job, you have a good starting point for your knowledge about one of the biggest killers in the world. That said, there are some questions you didn't know, and we do recommend learning more about this disease so you can lower your risk and notice symptoms in time.
Impressive Knowledge!
Wonderful! You are up-to-date on this disease, which is one of the biggest killers on Earth. This is so important to know so you can minimize your risk, engage in preventive behaviors and know the signs before the disease progresses too far to slow it down! Keep yourself updated, and congratulations on acing our quiz!
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