Pre-Module Test

Question One
The three most common forms of primary degenerative dementia are: (1 points)
Alcohol-related dementia, Alzheimer's disease and Vascular dementia
Alzheimer's disease, Vascular dementia and frontotemporal dementia
Alzheimer's disease, Vascular dementia and Lewy body disease
Depression, Dementia and Delirium

Question Two
In its early stages, dementia is often recognized by: (1 points)
an inability to recognize familiar faces or familiar objects
inappropriate behaviour
withdrawing from usual activities and interests

Question Three
When a patient develops a sudden onset of confusion, disorientation and inability to sustain attention, this presentation is most consistent with the diagnosis of: (1 points)
Major depression
Frontal Lobe dementia

Question Four
Which of the following condition(s) sometimes resembles Alzheimer’s disease? (1 points)
Vascular brain disease
All of the above

Question Five
Which of the following tests is NOT necessary as part of the initial evaluation of a patient with possible Alzheimer’s disease? (1 points)
Thyroid function tests
Serum electrolytes
Vitamin B and folate levels
Protein electrophoresis

Question Six
Which of the following cognitive deficits is most likely to occur first during the progression of  Alzheimer’s disease? (1 points)
Inability to recognize a family member
Disorientation to date
Inability to name common objects, such as a watch or a pen
Disorientation to place

Question Seven
Which of the following procedures is required to make a definitive diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease? (1 points)
Mini-Mental State Exam
Microscopic examination of CNS tissue
CAT scan