Neurology Quiz #33: Neurodegenerative Disorders

1. A 70-year-old man is brought to the neurologist by his daughter due to memory loss, difficulty planning and solving problems, and occasional confusion about time and place. His symptoms have gradually worsened over the past two years. A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is made. Which of the following is the most appropriate initial treatment to slow the progression of his symptoms? 

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2. A 62-year-old woman presents with a 5-year history of resting tremor, bradykinesia, and rigidity. She has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Which of the following is the most effective treatment for managing her motor symptoms? 

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3. A 55-year-old man with a history of muscle weakness and difficulty swallowing is diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Which of the following medications is approved for the treatment of ALS and can modestly extend survival? 

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4. A 68-year-old man is diagnosed with moderate Alzheimer's disease. He has been on donepezil for the past year, but his symptoms continue to progress. Which of the following medications can be added to his regimen to potentially slow the progression of his symptoms? 

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5. A 72-year-old woman presents with progressive difficulty with balance, a decline in cognitive function, and visual hallucinations. She was previously diagnosed with Parkinson's disease but seems to have an atypical progression. Which of the following medications is most likely to worsen her condition? 

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