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Alzheimer’s Knowledge Self-Assessment Answer each question true or false. 1. Alzheimer’s disease can be contagious. 2. People will almost certainly get Alzheimer’s if they just live long enough. 3. Alzheimer’s disease is a form of insanity. 4. Alzheimer’s disease is a normal part of getting older, like gray hair or wrinkles. 5. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease at present. 6. A person who has Alzheimer’s disease will experience both mental and physical decline. 7. The primary symptom of Alzheimer’s disease is memory loss. 8. Among persons older than age 75, forgetfulness most likely indicates the beginning of Alzheimer’s disease. 9. When the husband or wife of an older person dies, the surviving spouse may suffer from a kind of depression that looks like Alzheimer’s disease. 10. Stuttering is an inevitable part of Alzheimer’s disease. 11. An older man is more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than an older woman. 12. Alzheimer’s disease is usually fatal. 13. The vast majority of persons suffering from Alzheimer’s disease live in nursing homes.
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Unformatted text preview: 14. Aluminum has been identified as a significant cause of Alzheimer’s disease. 15. Alzheimer’s disease can be diagnosed by a blood test. 16. Nursing-home expenses for Alzheimer’s disease patients are covered by Medicare. 17. Medicine taken for high blood pressure can cause symptoms that look like Alzheimer’s disease. Answers: 1–4, 8, 10, 11, 13–16 False; remaining items True. Source Copyright by Neal E. Cutler, Boettner/Gregg Professor of Financial Gerontology, Widener University. Originally published in Psychology Today, 20th Anniversary Issue, “Life Flow: A Special Report—The Alzheimer’s Quiz” 1987, Vol. 21, No. 5, pp. 89, 93. Used by permission of Neal E. Cutler. The scale was completed by sixty-nine undergraduates at East Carolina University in 1998. Forty percent of the respondents identified less than 50 percent of the items correctly. 1...
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