Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic and other Cognitive Disorders

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Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic and other Cognitive Disorders
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  1. Delirium is characterized by a disturbance in _____________ that is accompanied by impairments in cognition and / or abnormalities in _____________.
    1. CONSCIOUSNESS

    2. PERCEPTION
  2. In Delirium, changes in cognition often include memory loss, especially loss of _____________ memory,
    RECENT
  3. In Delirium, there may be increases or decreases in ______________ activity and emotional lability.
    PSYCHOMOTOR
  4. Symptoms of Delirium typically develop rapidly and __________ in severity during the course of the day.
    FLUCTUATE
  5. Delirium is associated with the use of _________________ and sedative, hypnotics and anxiolytics.
    ALCOHOL
  6. Treatment for Delirium typically includes administration of a(n) _____________ drug and providing the individual with an environment that is designed to minimize _____________.
    1. ANTI-PSYCHOTIC

    2. DISORIENTATION†
  7. Dementia is characterized by impaired _______________ plus evidence of at least one other type of cognitive disturbance (e.g. apraxia, agnosia).
    MEMORY
  8. People with Dementia often exhibit deficits in _____________ functioning and show impairments in abstract thinking.
    EXECUTIVE
  9. People with Dementia are often unaware of their deficits in executive functioning or seem ______________ about them.
    UNCONCERNED
  10. Alzheimer's Dementia, the single-most common cause of dementia, usually begins with deficits in ________ memory and changes in _______________.
    1. RECENT

    2 PERSONALITY
  11. Late onset of Alzheimer's Dementia, (after age ________) is more common than early onset.
    65
  12. Amnestic Disorder is characterized by an inability to ________________ or to recall previously learned information or past events.
    LEARN NEW INFORMATION
  13. Amnestic Disorder must be distinguished from normal ________________ declines in memory
    AGE-RELATED

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