Fast Five Quiz: Alzheimer's Disease Differential Diagnosis and Workup

Jasvinder P. Chawla, MD, MBA


February 22, 2022

Alzheimer's disease, a chronic, progressive neurodegenerative disease, is the most common form of dementia in developed countries, accounting for 60%-80% of cases worldwide and with a prevalence of approximately 6.2 million people over the age of 65 years in the United States. The burden on families, healthcare systems, and healthcare costs are expected to reach more than 1 trillion (USD) by 2050.

Because approximately 50 million people are living with dementia (a figure that is expected to reach 150 million by 2050), distinguishing Alzheimer's disease from other forms of dementia is essential to ensure early diagnosis and appropriate intervention.

Can you discuss the differential diagnosis and workup of Alzheimer's disease? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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