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Alzheimer's Disease

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  • You must score 70% or better to pass this test.
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NoteA change was made to this test on August 24, 2018. If you printed test questions from this course before August 24, you will find that question 16 in your printed version differs from the question below.

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1. In the United States, Alzheimer’s disease is:

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2. Which statement is correct regarding Medicare benefits for patients with Alzheimer’s disease?

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3. The two characteristic lesions of Alzheimer’s disease are beta-amyloid plaques and:

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4. Which form of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) have scientists proved is caused by an inherited change in one of three genes?

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5. Chronic stress is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease because it:

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6. Smoking is believed to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease because it:

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7. Which is a true statement concerning strategies to prevent the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD)?

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8. Which statement correctly distinguishes benign forgetfulness from dementia?

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9. The inability of a person with Alzheimer’s disease to identify an object or spouse is known as:

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10. The middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease begins when:

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11. Which patient symptom is characteristic of mid-stage (moderate) Alzheimer’s disease?

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12. Which patient symptom is typically seen only in late-stage Alzheimer’s disease?

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13. The most common cause of death in the patient with Alzheimer’s disease involves:

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14. Which is a correct statement concerning screening for cognitive impairment?

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15. The Mini-Cog screening tool tests patients for memory problems and:

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16. Which laboratory testing is recommended by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry in order to rule out possible causes of dementia other than Alzheimer’s disease?

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17. The primary purpose for structural imaging (MRI or CT) in the standard testing for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is to:

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18. The Functional Dementia Scale (FDS) is used to:

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19. Which is a correct statement regarding drug therapy for patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD)?

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20. Recognizing and treating coexisting conditions common to older adults helps support patients with Alzheimer’s disease by:

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21. Management of the patient with Alzheimer’s disease involves:

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22. Which is a true statement concerning rehabilitation therapy for a patient with Alzheimer’s disease?

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23. Which measure helps in creating a supportive environment for the patient with middle- to late-stage Alzheimer’s disease?

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24. When the person with Alzheimer’s disease has asked the same question several times even after it has been answered, the caregiver’s best response is to:

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25. When assisting a patient with mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), it is helpful to:

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26. To maintain the nutritional well-being of persons with middle- and late-stage Alzheimer’s disease, it is recommended to:

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27. Which is a correct statement concerning elder abuse?

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28. The three Rs approach to calming an agitated patient with Alzheimer’s disease involves:

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29. An effective method for managing or preventing vocal outbursts in the patient with Alzheimer’s disease is:

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30. Which is a true statement about wandering in persons with Alzheimer’s disease?

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31. Which intervention may help to restore a normal sleeping schedule in patients with Alzheimer’s disease?

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32. To address inappropriate sexual behaviors in a patient with Alzheimer’s disease, the caregiver’s action is to:

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33. Which is a recommended step by which healthcare professionals can support caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s disease?

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34. Which is a true statement about ethics in caring for patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD)?

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35. Which is a correct statement about the effect of artificial nutrition and hydration (ANH) in patients with Alzheimer’s disease?

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36. Which is a type of advance directive for patients with irreversible, serious disease?


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