Lewy Body Dementia: An Underdiagnosed Degenerative Brain Disease

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1. Which is NOT another name for Lewy Body Dementia?

  a. Diffuse Lewy Body Disease

  b. Senile Dementia of the Lewy Type

  c. Cortical Lewy Body Disease

  d. Lewy Body of the Cortex


2. Over time, people with Dementia with Lewy Bodies or _____ disease dementia may develop similar symptoms.

  a. Muscular Dystrophy

  b. Parkinson’s

  c. ALS

  d. Down's Syndrome


3. Various symptoms of LBD include drowsiness, disrupted speech patterns, hallucinations, and _____.

  a. Low blood pressure

  b. Frequent urination

  c. Constipation

  d. High blood pressure


4. People with the highest risk of developing dementia carry the _____ gene.

  a. APOE

  b. APOE e2

  c. APOE e4

  d. APOE e7


5. Hallucinations with LBD patients may be all of the following EXCEPT:

  a. Auditory

  b. Olfactory

  c. Tactile

  d. Erogenous


6. When getting a thorough dementia evaluation, the exams should include a neurological exam, lifestyle outline, family history and _____.

  a. Mental status exam

  b. Overseas trip

  c. Driving evaluation

  d. Education level


7. The drug _____ is preferred by some LBD experts.

  a. Diazepam

  b. Seroquel

  c. Lorazepam

  d. Risperidone


8. Which therapy would not necessarily help a LBD patient?

  a. Physical therapy

  b. Speech therapy

  c. Hydrotherapy

  d. Art therapy


9. An easy way to remember how eating can help with prevention is to:

  a. Eat the rainbow

  b. Eat everything on your plate

  c. Eat when hungry

  d. Eat three times per day


10. Only a _____ can provide confirmation that a person had LBD.

  a. Doctor’s evaluation

  b. Neurologist's confirmation

  c. Brain autopsy

  d. Toxicology test