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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