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1:  Geriatric patients are generally considered to be persons who are older than:
A: 50 years old.
B: 60 years old.
C: 65 years old.
D: 70 years old.

2:  What type of disease reduces the center vision of the eye?
A: Macular degeneration
B: Cataracts
C: Glaucoma
D: Cerumen

3:  Decubitus ulcers result from:
A: emotional stress.
B: geriatric patients with higher activity levels.
C: lying in the same position for a long period of time.
D: blood pooling in the affected area.

4:  What is the legal document that specifies what kind of medical treatment the patient wishes to receive if he or she cannot speak for himself or herself?
A: A confidentiality agreement.
B: Advance directives.
C: Last rites.
D: A Do Not Resuscitate order.

5:  What type of disease would cause a patient to present with uncontrollable shaking?
A: Alzheimer's disease
B: macular degeneration
C: osteoporosis
D: Parkinson's disease

6:  Where would a patient typically store a "Vial of Life"?
A: Medicine cabinet
B: Refrigerator
C: Mailbox
D: Kitchen cabinet

7:  Osteoporosis is defined as:
A: decreased bone mass and strength .
B: increased curvature of the spine.
C: clouding of the lens of the eye.
D: gradual onset of progressive disorientation.

8:  Which of the following is considered to be an irreversible form of altered mental status?
A: Hypoglycemia
B: Delirium
C: Alzheimer's disease
D: Dementia

9:  A condition in which the back becomes hunched over due to an abnormal curvature of the spine is called:
A: kyphosis.
B: scoliosis.
C: lordosis.
D: pedicle.

10:  Why is it recommended that half doses of medication be given to any person older than 70 years?
A: Allergic reactions will be increased.
B: Medications have an increased potency in geriatric patients.
C: Medications stay in the system of geriatric patients longer.
D: Geriatric patients lose weight and mass as they age.

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