-Loss of early memory tends to be an early sign of neurologic problems
*Young adults are unfamiliar with abstract statements
- Includes Evaluating:
- Congitive Processes
person place time
Ability to learn:
three words to remember, repeats them after you immediately and then at different intervals in the interview.
is affect appropriate to the situation, what is the mood, is this their normal demeanor. We tend to explain this away.
ability to indentify commonly known people, objects, places, current events, reversed serials (count backwards in 3’s or 7’s), simple addition or subtraction.
are the answers logical? do they relate to the question? What would you do if you lost you house keys? Explain a proverb “a rolling stone gathers no moss.”
Speech and communication:
evaluate for flow, choice of words, and completion of sentences, evaluate expression, comprehension of spoken word(ability to follow commands, stick out your tongue) Comprehension or written word (ability to read several sentences and explain them).
cortical function (calculation-simple calculation without writing it down) and visual recognition with expressive speech (ask the client to identify common objects, pen, watch, key. Ask the client to write a sentence. These skills require integration of cortical functioning and visual recognition with expressive speech.