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CNA Dementia Quiz
|EARLY STAGES OF ALZHEIMERS
|Changes occur very gradually and may not be noticeable to others. When symptoms do become noticeable they are misinterpreted with old age. Examples such as: How many grand children do you have? ANSWER- Oh, I have many grandchildren.Patient doesn't answer?
|MIDDLE STAGES OF AZHEIMERS
|Persons perceptions and understandings of the world change significally. Patients personality may change and patient requires a lot of attention for safety purposes.
|LATE STAGE OF ALZHEIMERS
|Patient becomes physically dependent on others for all aspects of care. The person is at high risk for pressure ulcers and infections. Language skills are lost and patient becomes mute.
|Change in cognition that has a rapid onset and is related to chemical changes in the body.
|Without knowing- Inability to use the five senses to recognize people or things. EXAMPLE- Person can hold a key in her hand but would not be able to identify it just by feel or touch.
|Inability to use language to express oneself, verbally or in writing.
|Inability to understand communication(spoken and written)from others. EXAMPLE- In a foreign country and people don't understand you.