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Alzheimer's Disease - PT - 4 Hour

You will need to answer 14 questions correctly to pass the test.
(1) Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease live for an average of _______ after they are diagnosed. (p.3)
(A) 2-4 years
(B) 4-6 years
(C) 6-8 years
(D) 8-10 years
(2) In healthy aging, most types of brain neurons are not lost in large numbers. (p.4)
(A) True
(B) False
(3) What are the three most evident abnormalities found in the brains of people who have died with Alzheimer's? (p.5)
(A) Amyloid plaques, neurofibrillary tangles, nerve cell death
(C) Homocysteine, tau, free radicals
(D) Inflammation, oxidative damage, aluminum deposits
(4) More than 90 percent of AD cases occur in people older than 60. (p.6)
(A) True
(B) False
(5) The causes of late-onset Alzheimer's most likely include a combination of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. (p.7)
(A) True
(B) False
(6) Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease often become worse in the evening; this is known as "lunarization". (p.10-11)
(A) True
(B) False
(7) _______ is one of the most common early signs of dementia. (p.11-12)
(A) Forgetting recently learned information
(B) Forgetting the day of the week
(C) Occasionally forgetting why you came into a room
(D) Finding it challenging to balance a checkbook
(8) In which stage of Alzheimer's Disease do others typically begin to notice deficiencies? (p.12-15)
(A) Stage 2
(B) Stage 3
(C) Stage 4
(D) Stage 5
(9) Currently, the only way to definitively diagnose Alzheimer's Disease is _______. (p.17)
(A) autopsy
(B) the Mini Mental State Examination
(C) neuroimaging
(D) APOE testing
(10) Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease generally score 30 points or more on the Mini Mental State Examination. (p.18)
(A) True
(B) False
(11) APOE testing can confirm whether someone will develop Alzheimer's Disease. (p.20)
(A) True
(B) False
(12) A therapy patient who is taking Namenda for moderate symptoms of AD should be monitored carefully during gait activities because _______ is a common side effect of the medication. (p.21-22)
(A) weakness
(B) bradykinesia
(C) tachycardia
(D) dizziness
(13) Ginkgo biloba has been found to be effective is reducing the development of dementia in older people.
(A) True
(B) False
(14) The vast majority of individuals living with Alzheimer's Disease are cared for at home by family members. (p.24)
(A) True
(B) False
(15) Which of the following is NOT one of the suggested "R" principles of Alzheimer's care? (p.26)
(A) Rituals should be maintained
(B) Redirect away from repetitive thought patterns
(C) Restrict unusual behaviors
(D) Respect the person
(16) _______ is a home based therapeutic intervention that matches activities to cognitive and functional capabilities. (p.30)
(A) Interceptive cognitive conditioning
(B) Tailored activity program
(C) Restorative behavioral modeling
(D) Reflective functional mirroring
(17) The water heater should be set to 150 degrees to avoid scalding. (p.35)
(A) True
(B) False
(18) A person with AD may mistakenly believe that shadows on the wall are really people in the room with them. This is an example of: (p.39)
(A) Hallucination
(B) Adaption
(C) Illusion
(D) Delusion
(19) Which of the following is TRUE regarding how AD affects the senses? (P.40-42)
(A) decreased ability to detect color
(B) loss or decrease in ability to smell
(C) hypersensitivity to taste
(D) diminished hearing
(20) Stigma is the use of negative labels to identify a person living with a disability or illness. (p.45)
(A) True
(B) False
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