Alzheimer's Test

  1. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the
    a. Happiest disease
    b. Cruelest disease
    c. Most acute disease
    d. None of the above
  2. Alzheimer’s disease was named after whom?
    a. Albert Einstein
    b. Alois Anderson
    c. Alois Alzheimer
    d. None of the above
  3. This disease is sometimes called?
    a. Old age disease
    b. Cerebral dysfunctional disease
    c. Primary degenerative dementia
    d. Senility
  4. What changes do we know occur in the brain of the AD patient?
    a. neuropathology
    b. biochemical
    c. cardiovascular
    d. a and b
  5. Upon autopsy they find tangled masses of what?
    a. Dead synapses
    b. Nonfunctioning neurotransmitters
    c. Nonfunctioning neurons
    d. None of the above
  6. Most changes occur in what part of the brain?
    a. Cerebellum
    b. Frontal lobe
    c. Brain stem
    d. Cerebral cortex
  7. Diagnosis of AD uses criteria of four cognitive areas?
    a. Physical appearance, and self esteem
    b. Memory, and personality
    c. Use of language, calculating skills
    d. B and C
  8. Mood and personality changes occur, causing changes in ?
    a. Family relationships
    b. Social relationships
    c. Ability to ambulate
    d. A and b
  9. There is a gradual onset progressing over
    a. One to three years
    b. Six months to one year
    c. Three to twenty years
    d. None of the above
  10. Which neurotransmitter is involved in the process of the memory?
    a. Seritonin
    b. Dopamine
    c. Acetylcholine
    d. All of the above
  11. Every healthy person has how many chromosomes?
    a. 23
    b. 323
    c. 46
    d. 47
  12. AD maybe linked with which chromosomes?
    a. 1, 2, 3
    b. 21, 22, 23
    c. 16, 19, 20
    d. 14, 19, 21
  13. AD is mostly found in what population?
    a. Asian
    b. Afro-American
    c. Caucasian
    d. Italian
  14. What maybe some of the causative factors related to AD?
    a. Aluminum
    b. Zinc
    c. Food born poisons
    d. All of the above
  15. In Canada there was an outbreak in a nervous system disease similar to AD caused by what?
    a. Mushrooms
    b. Mussels
    c. Bad beef
    d. Spoiled poultry
  16. How many Americans do we know of that have AD?
    a. Four thousand
    b. Two hundred thousand
    c. Four million
    d. Two million
  17. The earliest ages related with AD are?
    a. Sixty to seventy years old
    b. Seventy to eighty years old
    c. Forty to fifty years old
    d. None of the above
  18. What percentage of people over eighty-five will acquire AD?
    a. Five %
    b. Ninety %
    c. Twenty-five %
    d. None
  19. How much over all is being spent on AD every year?
    a. Six million
    b. Eighty-nine billion
    c. Ninety-eight billion
    d. Ninety-eight million
  20. AD is classified into how many stages?
    a. Two
    b. Six
    c. Four
    d. Three
  21. In stage one what signs and symptoms may you see?
    a. Increased memory, increased recognition of people
    b. Decreased memory, difficulty remembering names
    c. Decreased physical abilities
    d. A and C
  22. Stage three is the
    a. Best stage
    b. The middle stage
    c. The last stage
    d. None of the above
  23. Some signs and symptoms need to be addressed in more detail?
    a. Wandering
    b. Hallucinations
    c. Agitation and restlessness
    d. All of the above
  24. Sundowners means?
    a. Increased confusion in the early evening
    b. Improved cognition at night
    c. Sudden sleepiness in the early afternoon
    d. A and B
  25. AD patients are one of the easiest patients to care for?
    a. true
    b. false
  26. Education and compassion are not an important nursing role with AD patients?
    a. true
    b. false
  27. Love and support to family is very important with AD?
    a. true
    b. false
  28. AD is more of physical disease then mental?
    a. true
    b. false
  29. An important role of the nurse is to try and make the patient remember your name?
    a. true
    b. false
  30. Increased stimulation helps the AD patient?
    a. true
    b. false