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Mini-Quiz: Degradation of the Brain with Age

by Ron Kurtus (updated 22 February 2012)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. Why isn't the process of skill degradation as extreme in most elderly people?

It moves much faster in Alzheimer's disease

It is apparent in most people over 62

Only Alzheimer's patients suffer skill degradation

2. What is the similarity between a child and an Alzheimer's patient?

Both are about the same size

Both need supervision

There is no similarity

3. What can solving word puzzles do for the elderly?

It can confuse them

It can exercise the brain

It can frustrate them and raise their blood pressure

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in being Healthy. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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