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Senior Quick Quiz—3

Take this quiz to test your knowledge and learn more about staying well.

Answers appear below.

Your spine is constructed of 24 bones, or vertebrae, from the pelvis to the skull in a:

straight linegentle S-curvegentle C-curvesloping inverted Y

According to the Arthritis Foundation, supplementing your diet with fish oil:

is completely safe for all adultsrelieves arthritis pain completelymay increase the effects of blood-thinning drugs and herbsmay interact with blood pressure medications

Most older adults experience balance disorders as a result of:

vision problemsarthritistaking too many prescription drugsdisturbances of the inner ear

Drugs can interact with:

other drugsfoods and beveragesvitamins and dietary supplementsall of the above

Prolonged bed rest can lead to:

low blood pressurehigh blood pressurebalance problemsosteoarthritis

When a friend or loved one moves into a nursing home or an assisted-living facility, it’s a good idea to:

leave him or her alone so he or she can adaptonly send cardsvisit regularlycall occasionally