Geriatrics Quiz: New Answers to Old Questions

July 27, 2016

Take a minute to test your knowledge of the latest findings on key health issues in older persons.

The leading causes of death for older adults have shifted from infectious diseases and acute illnesses to chronic diseases and degenerative illnesses. Many have multiple chronic conditions.

Several recent studies have shed new light on key health issues in older persons. Take this quick quiz to test your knowledge of the latest findings.

Note: If you would like more information on any of the questions, a link to the original article, “The New Old: 10 Updates on Geriatric Health,” is provided on the last page of the quiz.

 

Question 1:

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The correct answer is A. Double

 

Question 2.

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The correct answer is C. Two-thirds

 

Question 3.

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The correct answer is B. Lower

 

Question 4.

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The correct answer is A. True

 

Question 5.

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The correct answer is D. Mild cognitive impairment

 

Question 6.

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The correct answer is B. Inverse

 

Question 7.

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The correct answer is A. Bleeding with a vitamin K antagonist risk increases mildly, thrombosis risk increases sharply.

 

Question 8.

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The correct answer is C. Middle-aged patients (45 to 64 years)

For more information on all questions and answers, please visit “The New Old: 10 Updates on Geriatric Health.”