Dementia risks and prevention quiz

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Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada

Published: 2022-08-03

Is dementia genetic? Can anyone develop dementia? Are there actions a person can take to help reduce the risk?

Take this quiz to find out!

1. When is a good age to start taking action to reduce your risk for developing dementia?

  • A. In your 20s
  • B. In your 40s
  • C. When you turn 60
  • D. Any age

2. Genetics is not the only risk factor for dementia.

  • True
  • False

3. Which of the following healthy behaviours can help reduce the risk of developing dementia?

  • A. Reducing alcohol consumption
  • B. Getting enough sleep
  • C. Wearing a helmet to prevent head trauma
  • D. All of the above

4. Dementia can affect anyone.

  • True
  • False

5. Obesity increases the risk of developing dementia by:

  • A. 25%
  • B. 40%
  • C. 60%
  • D. 85%

6. Exercising and eating nutritious food, are not only good for your body, they are also good for your brain.

  • True
  • False

7. Smoking is a risk factor for dementia.

  • True
  • False

8. Which of the following is a risk factor for dementia?

  • A. Air pollution
  • B. Hearing loss
  • C. High blood pressure
  • D. All of the above

9. People with certain chronic health conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, are at higher risk of developing dementia.

  • True
  • False

10. There is a cure for dementia.

  • True
  • False

Taking this quiz is a great first step in learning about dementia risk factors and how you can help reduce the risk.  Find more information on the Dementia: Risk factors and prevention page.


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