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Delerium DSM IV criteria?
-Disturbance of consciousness
-Change in cognition
-Develops over short time, fluctuates during course of day
Evaluation and intervention, not treatment, of delerium?
Haloperidoland Lorazepam
Etiology of Delerium?
Infection, Withdrawal, Acute metabolic, Trauma, CNS PAthology, Hypoxia, Deficiencies, Endocrinopathies, Acute Vascular, Toxins, heavy metals
Morphlogy of Alzheimer's Disease?
Amyloid plaques, neuofibrillary tangles
DSM IV criteria for Alzheimer's Disease?
-At least one:Aphasia, apraxia, Aghoria, disturbances in executive functioning
-Memory impairment
-gradual onset with continuous decline with no other explanation
Mild Alzheimer's Disease?
MMSE>21, forgetfulness, ADL ability maintained, depression
Moderate Alzheimer's Disease?
MMSE= 10-20, short and long term memory lose, agitation, difficulty performing tasks
Severe Alzheimer's Disease?
MMSE<9, groan and mumble, gibberish, poor ADL
Drugs to Treat Alzheimer's Disease?
Rivastamine, Donepezil, Galentamine, Memantine.
All palliative
Delerium vs. Dementia
Rapid onset-insidious
Defect in attention-in short term memory
Fluctuates- does not fluctuate
Visual hallucinations-none