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Senior Quick Quiz—5

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

When ordering a heart-healthy meal at a restaurant, choose a menu item with this description:

fried, crispy or creamedsteamed, baked, broiled, roasted or au jusau gratin, au fromage, escalloped or marinated in oilsautéed, stir-fried, stewed or casserole

Which statement is not true about blood-thinning medication?

You can’t develop blood clots while taking blood thinners.Taking too little blood-thinning medication can lead to clots.Over-the-counter drugs and herbal supplements can interfere with blood thinners.Blood thinners aren’t effective against all types of disease.

People with memory problems who don’t suffer from confusion, attention problems and language difficulties are said to have:

Alzheimer’s diseasenormal age-related memory lossdementiamild cognitive impairment

Sudden trouble speaking or seeing; confusion; dizziness; and numbness or weakness in the face, arm or leg are signs of:

heart attackseizurestrokeaneurysm

Attacks of gout, a painful form of arthritis that often occurs in the big toe, can be caused by:

high heels and tight shoesexcess weight, alcohol use, shellfish and certain blood pressure medicationsrepetitive injury to the jointan autoimmune disorder