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carolyn
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95899
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25
Updated:
2011-08-02 07:10:17
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mental health
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mental health
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  1. the elderly are characterized as anyone over the age of
    65
  2. persons considered old-old are age ___ and older
    85
  3. is age synonymous with illness and disability
    NO
  4. how many illnesses does an older person at least have
    1
  5. the most common mental health problem for the elderly
    • anxiety
    • cognitive impairment
    • depression
    • depressive symptoms
  6. the rate of suicide is highest amongst which age group
    older adults
  7. what age group has the highest suicide rate overall
    85 and older
  8. what is the amount for safe alcohol use in late life
    one standard drink a day
  9. temporary and reversible disorder in thought and level of alertness
    delirium
  10. chronic disorder of memory, cognition, and behavior
    dementia
  11. generally described as the process in which the person knows the world and interacts with it
    cognition
  12. cognitive disorder due to infection, dehydration, and drug toxicity, hypoglycemia, hypoxia are common causes of ?
    delirium
  13. cognitive disorder that is a result of decline in functioning and ability to perform ADLS with alterations in memory, cognition, and judgement
    dementia
  14. visual hallucinations are common in this disorder and can be mistaken for psychosis
    delirium
  15. often shift attention from one stimulus to another
    delirium
  16. the damage to the brain can be permanent of this is left untreated
    delirium

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