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Senior Quick Quiz—12

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ANSWERS: 1.D, 2.B, 3.D, 4.D, 5.C

1. Which of the following can cause symptoms that mimic dementia?
 malnutrition
 drug interactions or overdoses
 heart, lung and certain glandular diseases
 all of the above
2. Presbycusis is a type of:
 gum disease
 skin infection
 hearing loss
 lung disease
3. One way to help safely relieve constipation is to:
 increase physical activity
 cut back on fiber-rich foods
 use laxatives frequently
 eat more dairy, such as ice cream and cheese
4. Which of the following is not a sign of hypothermia, or an abnormally low body temperature?
 slurred speech
 flushed skin
 anger or confusion
 puffy or swollen face
5. You should take a multivitamin because as you age:
 your body absorbs less vitamin B12 from food sources
 your body’s ability to produce vitamin D from sunlight decreases
 vitamin E may help reduce your heart disease risk
 all of the above

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