Fast Five Quiz: Dementia Key Aspects

Helmi L. Lutsep, MD


May 21, 2020

"Dementia" refers to various symptoms of impaired cognitive functioning and other behavioral abilities. Multiple neuropathologic processes may be responsible, including neurodegenerative diseases and vascular disease. Approximately 47 million people currently live with dementia worldwide; by 2050, an almost threefold increase is expected, with an estimated 131 million people predicted to have some form of dementia.

Four dementia syndromes account for the vast majority of cases: Alzheimer disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy body, and frontotemporal dementia. Are you familiar with key aspects and recommendations for these conditions? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.


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