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A Primer on Alzheimer's Disease and the Brain

A Primer on Alzheimer's Disease and the Brain

1. All chemical reactions that take place in a cell to support its survival and function is the definition of which of the following?

A. Communication

B. Metabolism

C. Repair, remodeling, and regeneration

D. None of the above


What Causes Alzheimer's Disease?

2. Early-onset dominantly inherited Alzheimer's disease always runs in families.

A. True

B. False


How is Alzheimer's Disease Treated?

3. Which drug appears to work by blocking receptors for glutamate?

A. Donepezil

B. Rivastigmine

C. Galantamine

D. Memantine


New Neuropathological Criteria for Alzheimer's Disease

4. The brains of many cognitively normal older individuals contain significant amounts of amyloid plaque.

A. True

B. False


How Tau Pathology May Spread in the Alzheimer's Brain

5. Tangles appear in which order?

A. Cerebral cortex, hippocampus, entorhinal cortex

B. Hippocampus, cerebral cortex, entorhinal cortex

C. Entorhinal cortex, hippocampus, cerebral cortex

D. Entorhinal cortex, cerebral cortex, hippocampus


Working Memory Loss in Normal Aging

6. Research now shows that multitasking boosts working memory performance.

A. True

B. False


The Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease

7. Which allele increases the risk for Alzheimer's disease?

A. APOE epsilon 2

B. APOE epsilon 3

C. APOE epsilon 4

D. None of the above


Brain Variability and Alzheimer's Disease

8. Tests of insulin resistance may help predict Alzheimer's risk.

A. True

B. False


Beta-Amyloid Imaging

9. The use of PiB imaging is largely restricted to major research centers due to PiB's short half-life of _____, therefore needing to be made onsite.

A. 20 minutes

B. 45 minutes

C. 2 hours

D. 4 hours


Sensory Changes

10. Loss of which sense is often an early symptom in Alzheimer's disease?

A. Hearing

B. Sight

C. Smell

D. Taste


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