Chapter 19 Vocabulary: Providing Care for People with Cognitive Changes and Dementia

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Chapter 19 Vocabulary: Providing Care for People with Cognitive Changes and Dementia
2015-10-16 14:41:16
Chapter 19 Vocabulary
Redcross CNA
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  1. 1. Aphasia
    Problems with communication resulting from damage to the brain.
  2. 2. Amnesia
    Memory loss
  3. 3. Lewy body dementia
    The inability to plan and perform purposeful motor movements to complete a task despite having the ability and the desire to perform the task.
  4. 4. Age-related memory impairment
    Difficulties remembering or recalling information, or learning new information, that occur with normal aging and do not impair a person's ability to carry out normal routines and activities.
  5. 5. Expressive aphasia
    The inability to use language to express oneself, verbally or in writing (or both)
  6. 6. Delirium
    A rapid change in cognition that is related to chemical changes in the body.
  7. 7. Receptive aphasia
    The inability to understand communication from others.
  8. 8. Paranoia
    Excessive suspicion without cause
  9. 9. Hallucination
    Seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, or feeling something that does not exist.
  10. 10. Short-term memory
    memory of recent events
  11. 11. Dementia
    A term used to describe a cluster of symptoms involving progressive decline in memory and thinking abilities, such as the use of language and the ability to reason and make judgments.
  12. 12. Long-term memory
    Memory of the past
  13. 13. Validation therapy
    A technique for working with those with cognitive impairment or dementia that shows respect for the person's thoughts and feelings and validates (acknowledges) what the person believes, regardless of the actual truth.
  14. 14. Mild Cognitive impairment
    Problems with memory, language, or thinking processes that are noticeable to other people, but do not interfere with the person's ability to live a normal life.
  15. 15. Delusion
    A fixed false belief