Mini-mental state examination

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  • Coping With Dementia

    lifespan of patients. As such, the government have implement various initiatives, such as mini mental state examination (MMSE), 15 items Geriatric Depression scale (GDS) to detect dementia as part of the annual health checks provided through local polyclinics and community based centres (Kwa et al., 2007). Also, mental health services is also facilitated for homebound or frail elderly, where the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) launch a community-oriented outreach services to provide door-to…

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  • Residential Care-Home: A Case Study

    (MCCaffery,1968). BACKGROUND James is an 87 year old gentleman with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s; living in a residential care-home (RCH). I was conducting a medication review as part of his 6 monthly memory monitoring usually consisting of; a Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE); in accordance with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines; and general conversation to ascertain any concerns around physiological; side effects or changes in presentation. (Folstein…

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  • Homelessness Program

    programs to end homelessness. The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987 was the first significant federal response and is a United States federal law that provides federal money…

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  • Brain Plasticity Based Adaptive Cognitive Training Study

    for improved mental functions to lead to greater health and subsequently a better quality of life. The method in question is a new brain plasticity-based (the brain 's ability to change) cognitive training program (IMPACT) and its ability to improve memory. The underlying research question is whether the improvement of sensory systems such as auditory system function, will lead to improvements in memory and also, attention. Two previous approaches to addressing the problem of mental processes…

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  • Strengths And Limitations Of Cognitive Training

    Cognitive training is a term that reflects the hypothesis that one can maintain a cognitive ability through exercise of the brain. This can be proven through many different activities which in turn increases the cognitive reserve capacity. The studies that are outlined in the following piece demonstrate the ways in which scientific researchers go about measuring and demonstrating an individual’s cognitive brain capacity, Cognitive Training, also known as Brain Training, is the ability to…

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  • Paper On Alzheimer's Disease

    characteristics changed and can be associated with the neurological structures such as the myelination of the neurons as well as specific genes and the thickness of the surrounding cells of the neuron. A Study done on molecular neurodegeneration states, “Finally, we document that the loss of BIN1 significantly correlates with the extent of demyelination in multiple sclerosis lesions” (De Rossi et al, 2016). The study provides information…

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  • Rationalism In The Problem Of Mary

    The thought experiment of "The Problem of Mary" was generated by Frank Jackson to exhibit the non-physical characteristic of the mental state. The experiment goes as the following: Mary, a brilliant scientist, has lived her life surrounded by only a black and white setting. She did not have access to color, for there were not even any colored devices that she owned in her room. Mary acquires access to the outside world only through her computer, which only as a black and white display as well.…

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  • Biopsychosocial Model Case Study

    fronto-temporal dementia caused by brain injury or Korsakoff’s syndrome, which is associated with long term excessive drinking. While these causes of dementia are not an exhaustive list, it is important to also consider percussive conditions or risk states for dementia, such as prolonged stress or mild cognitive impairment (Alzheimer 's Society,…

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  • Caregiver Case Study Essay

    On November 25, 1901, Karl Deter, husband of patient, Auguste Deter, enrolled her in a mental institution called Asylum for the Insane and Epileptic in Frankurt, Germany where she was to be examined for multiple symptoms that showed signs of the deterioration of memory. Deter, 51, had been suffering from things such as, hallucinations, unpredictable behavior, and paranoia. She was also missing her sense of orientation and experienced lack of communication skills. The first person to examine…

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  • Informatics In Nursing

    Technology is taking a seat in the lives of just about everyone around us. You would have to live in a remote area and have no health problems in order to truly get away from the gasps of technology. Today a vast majority of people carry a mini computer in their pockets and use them for their everyday activities. Institution of every business origin use some type of computerized program to collect and organize their work flow. Medical institutions continue to follow suit with technology,…

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