Rapid Review Quiz: Dementia and Cognitive Impairment Risks

Helmi L. Lutsep, MD


June 30, 2022

Dementia describes a progressive and persistent deterioration or decline in cognitive and memory skills that is severe enough to interfere with the ability to perform everyday activities. According to the World Health Organization, almost 10 million new cases are diagnosed annually around the world, and more than 55 million people are currently living with dementia. Among all diseases, dementia is the seventh leading cause of death and a major cause of dependency and disability among older populations. Because treatment is challenging, prevention is a subject of great interest.

Do you know the latest key clinical findings on dementia and cognitive impairment risk factors, including what other conditions to watch for? Make sure your knowledge is current with this short quiz.


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