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

Jasvinder P. Chawla, MD, MBA


January 19, 2021

Alzheimer's disease, a chronic, progressive neurodegenerative disease, is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60%-70% of cases worldwide. It is the most common type of dementia in the United States, Europe, and other developed countries, with a prevalence of 6%-10%. The burden on families, healthcare systems, and healthcare costs are expected to reach more than $1 trillion by 2050.

Because approximately 50 million people are living with dementia (a figure that is expected to increase by 10 million cases per year), 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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