Chapter 28

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cshelton10
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Chapter 28
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2014-01-14 18:53:40
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caring for persons with confusion and dementia
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  1. cognitive function
    involves memory, thinking, reasoning, ability to understand, judgment, and behavior
  2. delirium
    a state of temporary but acute mental confusion
  3. delusion
    a false belief
  4. dementia
    the loss of cognitive function that interferes with routine personal, social, and occupational activities
  5. hallucination
    seeing, hearing, smelling, or feeling something that is not real
  6. pseudodemtia
    false (pseudo) dementia
  7. sundowning
    signs, symptoms, and behaviors of AD increase during hours of darkness

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