Quiz: Do you know the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's?
Do you know the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's?
By: Maria Trimarchi
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About This Quiz

Right now, more than 5 million adults in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer's disease. By 2050, that's projected to increase to as many as 16 million. And that's just how many people will be diagnosed. In the last 20 years, deaths from Alzheimer's have increased by 89 percent. As dementia becomes more prevalent among American adults, are you ready?

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Dementia is a group of symptoms, but Alzheimer's is a disease. What kind of disorder is Alzheimer's?
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Is it possible to have more than one type of dementia?
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What does a person need to be having a hard time with before being diagnosed with dementia?
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Is it true that dementia is just a normal part of aging?
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Which is a symptom of moderate Alzheimer's disease, also known as middle-stage Alzheimer's?
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Which test do doctors use to diagnose Alzheimer's disease?
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Is it true dementia and Alzheimer's are just two words for the same thing?
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Women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. What percent of people living with the disease are women?
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Which form of dementia can follow a stroke?
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Which form of dementia damages the brain specifically behind your forehead and ears?
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Which is not an early symptom of dementia?
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Which is the key symptom of frontotemporal dementia?
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Amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles are the hallmark of which type of dementia?
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The hallmark of dementias caused by damage to the subcortical region of the brain is memory problems, but also motor function. Which is a subcortical dementia?
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About 12 percent of people living with dementia have a type that's reversible. Which is not a common cause of these dementias?
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How many people are diagnosed with dementia, worldwide, every year?
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Which type of dementia is responsible for as many as 70 percent of all dementia diagnoses?
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Does having Alzheimer's disease shorten your life expectancy?
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How many Americans over age 65 are living with Alzheimer's disease?
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Early-onset Alzheimer's disease strikes people under what age?
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One out of how many Americans dies with at least one form of dementia?
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Dementia is responsible for the deaths of more people than which two types of cancer, combined?
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How many people around the world are living with a form of dementia?
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Clumsiness, memory lapses and depression are early signs of which progressive brain disorder, which is caused by a single defective gene on chromosome 4?
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Which type of dementia has symtoms similar to Alzheimer's but often causes visual hallucinations?
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Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is a type of dementia caused by what vitamin deficiency?
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Which rare form of dementia is caused by the same type of disease as "mad cow disease"?
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Some dementias occur because of problems in the part of the brain called the cortex. Which is not a "cortical dementia"?
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What is one of the most common causes of reversible dementia?
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Among people age 65 or older, Alzheimer's disease is the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S. How prevalent is it among the entire U.S. population?
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Which condition is not a form of dementia, although its symptoms look the same?
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What's the most common cause of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, which causes memory problems?
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