Quiz: Some Unknown Fact About Ageing

Quiz: Some Unknown Fact About Ageing 1

Common conditions in older age include hearing loss, cataracts and refractive errors, back and neck pain and osteoarthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, depression, and dementia. Furthermore, as people age, they are more likely to experience several conditions at the same time.

Older age is also characterized by the emergence of several complex health states that tend to occur only later in life and that do not fall into discrete disease categories. These are commonly called geriatric syndromes. They are often the consequence of multiple underlying factors and include frailty, urinary incontinence, falls, delirium and pressure ulcers.

Geriatric syndromes appear to be better predictors of death than the presence or number of specific diseases. Yet outside of countries that have developed geriatric medicine as a specialty, they are often overlooked in traditionally structured health services and in epidemiological research.

Continue with the quiz below to get more insight:

  • Question of

    The world’s elderly population is estimated to be?

    • 500 million
    • 550 million
    • 600 million
    • 650 million
  • Question of

    Chronological age is the most important indicator of old age?

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    Who are more commonly affected by Alzheimer’s disease?

    • Middle aged men
    • The Elderly
    • Middle aged women
  • Question of

    Older individuals are incapable of learning?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    All the five senses deteriorate with advancing age?

    • True
    • False
    • Partially true
  • Question of

    Pain is a part of old age?

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    Urinary incontinence is more likely to affect?

    • Elderly women
    • Elderly men
    • Both
  • Question of

    Women above age 65 years are more likely to develop?

    • Fibroids
    • Osteoporosis
  • Question of

    Shortening of this cellular structure plays a role in ageing?

    • Telomeres
    • Mitochondria
    • RNA
  • Question of

    Decreased sexual activity in the elderly is attributed to?

    • Illness
    • Loss of partner
    • Medication
    • All mentioned


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