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Alzheimer's Disease

1.  When hospitalization occurs, the best option for the individual with Alzheimer's disease is the constant presence of a family member or a trusted friend.
A) True
B) False
2.  Most people diagnosed with Alzheimer's are over age 65, but it can occur in people in their 40s and 50s.
A) True
B) False
3.  There is no single test to identify Alzheimer's disease.
A) True
B) False
4.  There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease at present.
A) True
B) False
5.  The cause of Alzheimer's disease is known.
A) True
B) False
6.  Most patients are very aware and feel a great deal of distress about their increased loss of ability.
A) True
B) False
7.  Always communicate a sense of security, caring and respect with Alzheimer's patients.
A) True
B) False
8.  Provide a safe, structured environment with Alzheimer's patients.
A) True
B) False
9.  Alzheimer’s disease disrupts critical metabolic processes that keep neurons healthy.
A) True
B) False
10.  Common behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer’s include sleeplessness, agitation, wandering, anxiety, anger, and depression.
A) True
B) False
11.  One of the greatest costs of AD can be the physical and emotional toll on family members, caregivers, and friends of people with the disease.
A) True
B) False
12.  Early diagnosis gives families time to recognize that life does not stop with a diagnosis of AD.
A) True
B) False