Chapter 29. Alzheimer Disease
Common symptoms of Alzheimer disease (AD) include which of the following:
D. Change in mood or personality
Which of the following is a risk factor for AD?
D. Low socioeconomic class
Death in patients with AD could be a result of:
Pathologic characteristics of AD include:
A. Neurofibrillary tangles
C. Loss of acetylcholine activity
Which of the following laboratory tests should be ordered for a patient to exclude other causes of dementia?
C. Complete blood count (CBC)
CK is a 75-year-old man who presents to his primary care clinic with his son. The son complains of his father’s memory loss over the last year, stating that he frequently forgets to turn off the car and lock the doors to his home. He is constantly misplacing items such as the car keys, his cell phone, and his wallet. He struggles sometimes to come up with the correct word for identifying simple objects, such as the desk or TV. Which of the following would be the most appropriate diagnosis for CK?