CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 36

Question:

Which of the following statements about Alzheimer’s disease is/are correct:

1. Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia.

2. The disease affects only old-aged people.

3. It can be treated with the drugs meant for diabetes.

4. It has no cure.

 

Choose the correct statements from the codes given below:

A) 1 and 2 only

B) 1 and 3 only

C) 2 and 4 only

D) 1, 3 and 4 only

D) 1, 3 and 4 only

  • Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 percent to 80 percent of dementia cases.
  • The majority of people with Alzheimer's are 65 and older. But Alzheimer's is not just a disease of old age.
  • Many elderly people with diabetes have brain changes that are hallmarks of Alzheimer’s. People with Alzheimer’s disease who are treated with diabetes drugs show considerably fewer markers of the disease.