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National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease

1. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys brain function.

A. True B. False

2. Which of the following statements regarding Alzheimer's Disease-Related Dementias (ADRD) is most accurate?

A. ADRD can include frontotemporal dementia. B. ADRD does not include frontotemporal dementia. C. ADRD can include frontotemporal dementia but does not include Lewy body dementia. D. ADRD does not include frontotemporal dementia or Lewy body dementia.

3. The first symptom of AD is often memory impairment.

A. True B. False

4. Which of the following statements is most accurate?

A. In more than 90% of people with AD/ADRD, symptoms do not appear until after age 60, and the incidence of the disease decreases with age. B. In more than 90% of people with AD/ADRD, symptoms do not appear until after age 60, and the incidence of the disease increases with age. C. In more than 90% of people with AD/ADRD, symptoms do not appear until after age 70, and the incidence of the disease increases with age. D. In more than 90% of people with AD/ADRD, symptoms do not appear until after age 80, and the incidence of the disease decreases with age.

5. Which of the following statements is most accurate?

A. AD can be cured by pharmacological means. B. AD can be prevented by pharmacological means. C. AD can be prevented but not cured by pharmacological means. D. AD cannot be prevented or cured by pharmacological means.

6. Which of the following statements regarding Goal 1 of the National Plan is most accurate?

A. Goal 1 of the National Plan is to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer's disease and related dementias by 2035. B. Goal 1 of the National Plan is to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer's disease and related dementias by 2025. C. Goal 1 of the National Plan is to prevent and cure Alzheimer's disease and related dementias by 2035. D. Goal 1 of the National Plan is to prevent and cure Alzheimer's disease and related dementias by 2025.

7. In 2016, a group of NIH-supported scientists conducted the 'Wellderly' study and found that genes that promote cognitive health may also help protect against chronic disease of old age, including AD.

A. True B. False

8. Which of the following statements is most accurate?

A. In 2016, a group of researchers supported by the NIH found that Alzheimer's disease shares biological mechanisms with autoimmune diseases. B. In 2016, a group of researchers supported by the NIH found that Alzheimer's disease does not have a connection with the immune system. C. In 2016, a group of researchers supported by the NIH found that Alzheimer's disease does not share biological mechanisms with autoimmune diseases. D. In 2016, a group of researchers supported by the NIH found that Alzheimer's disease shares biological mechanisms with autoimmune diseases - however, they concluded that the immune system does not play a key role in the development of AD.

9. Which of the following factors can contribute to the high-quality care of AD patients?

A. Smooth transitions between care settings B. Coordination among health care providers C. Dementia-capable health care D. All of the above

10. Which of the following programs can help achieve Goal 2 of the National Plan?

A. The Healthy Brain Initiative B. Implemented Road Map Actions in States C. Indian Health Service Workforce Partnerships D. All of the above

11. Dementia Friendly America (DFA) is a multi-sector, national collaborative of cross sector organizations and individuals seeking to foster communities across the United States that are equipped to support people living with dementia and their caregivers.

A. True B. False

12. In July 2016, nursing homes were required to submit daily staffing data that is traceable to an auditable source in order to help develop new staffing measures.

A. True B. False

13. The National Alzheimer's Call Center is available to people in all United States and territories, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, to provide expert advice, care consultation and information and referrals nationwide, at the national and local levels, regarding AD/ADRD.

A. True B. False

14. Indian Country programs involve educational efforts - however, they do not include the implementation of a proven caregiver support program.

A. True B. False

15. Which of the following strategies can help achieve Goal 4 of the National Plan?

A. Ensure receipt of culturally sensitive education, training, and support materials B. Assess and address the housing needs of people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias C. Enable family caregivers to continue to provide care while maintaining their own health and well-being D. Educate the public about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias

16. According to the Dementia Chart Book, older adults with dementia were more likely than those without dementia to have multiple chronic conditions and functional limitations.

A. True B. False

17. Which of the following strategies can help achieve Goal 5 of the National Plan?

A. Identify research priorities and milestones B. Enhance the federal government's ability to track progress C. Coordinate United States efforts with those of the global community D. Explore the effectiveness of new models of care for people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias

18. A Road Map for accomplishing the primary goal of the National Plan should include input from experts in the field through research summits on AD/ADRD, including a research summit on care and services.

A. True B. False


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