Fast Five Quiz: Alzheimer Disease Management

Jasvinder P. Chawla, MD, MBA

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May 23, 2019

Alzheimer disease is a chronic, neurodegenerative disorder of the aging population that results in progressive cognitive and behavioral dysfunction. Afflicting over 6 million Americans and over 8 million Europeans, Alzheimer disease is the most common form of dementia and a worldwide concern. Projections that the rate of Alzheimer disease diagnosis and the costs to healthcare worldwide will increase are indisputable.

Although the cause of Alzheimer disease is unknown, there is suspicion of the convergence of environmental and genetic risk factors that, over years, leads to the pathophysiologic changes associated with Alzheimer disease. However, recent scientific research indicates that the biological signs of Alzheimer disease are present 10-20 years before symptom onset, placing new focus on prevention, early recognition, and early treatment strategies.

Do you know current management recommendations for Alzheimer disease? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.

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