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__ is characterized by acquired losses of cognitive and emotional abilities severe enough to interfere with ADL's and quality of life.
dementia
how does demential usually present?
gradual decline in cognitive ability
when do you usually address dementia symptoms?
typically when the pt's family/friends brings it to your attention
dementia should be diestinguished from __ delusional states.
acute
when a pt presents with s/s of dementia what are the things you must look into?
med changes
falls or head injuries
infections
change in environment
what can look like dementia but is associated with depression?
pseudodementia
what are treatable causes of dementia?
depression
hypothyroidism
b12 deficiency
medication s/e
what does the mmse evaluate?
orientation
memory
attention/concentration
language
memory recall
what are common causes of dementia?
alzheimer's disease
vascular dementia
pick's disease
dementia w/ parkinsonism
NPH
creutzfeldt-jakob disease
a mmse score of below 24 indicates?

-probable cognitive impairment
-definite cognitive impairment
-minimal cognitive impairment
probable cognitive impairment
a mmse of below 17 indicates what?

-probable cognitive impairment
-definite cognitive impairment
-minimal cognitive impairment
minimal cognitive impairment
alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, pick's disease, dementia with parkonsionism, NPH, creutzfeldt-jakob disease are all???
common causes of dementia
what is a common, dominant memory impairment with gradual decline is ???

-pick's disease
-alzheimer's disease
-vascular disease
-NPH
alzheimer's disease
a gait disorder, urinary incontinence and cognitive decline is what condition???

-alzheimer's disease
-pick's disease
-NPH
nph
a rare, rapid decline, myoclonus is seen in???

-creutzfeldt-jakob disease
-dementia with parkinsonism
-pick's disease
creutzfeld-jakob disease
prominent frontal lobe signs, disinhibition, primitive reflexes are found in what condition?

-NPH
-pick's disease
-alzheimer's dx
pick's disease