Ageism often rears its ugly head. There are many myths and negative attitudes towards those with physical and mental health issues. Here is a quiz to weed out some facts from myths. It's not totally up-to-date, but it will provide some food for thought.
Five-country survey of public experiences, attitudes and beliefs concerning Alzheimer's disease and the value of a diagnosis
More than eight in ten adults (85% to 95%) in each of the five countries said that if they were exhibiting confusion or memory loss, they would go to a doctor to determine if the cause of the symptoms was Alzheimer's disease. A large proportion of adults were worried that they or a family member will get Alzheimer's disease with surprising differences between countries (43% to 95%). More than half of adults (54% to 77%) said they had known someone who has Alzheimer's disease. Between 13% and 27% reported that they had been one of the people most involved in decision-making, financial support, or day-to-day care for someone with Alzheimer's disease. More than half of adults (52% to 71%) believed there was now or will be in the next five years an effective treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Between 38% and 59% believed there was a reliable test currently available to determine if a person is in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.