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Gch6

chapter 6- gerontology

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Personality unique pattern of innate and learned behaviors, thoughts and emotions that influence how each person responds and interacts with the environment.
Risk factors for depression female, unmarried, co-morbidities, chronic financial strain, family, lack of social support
Unipolar depression most common, 5 or more symptoms are present for at least 2 weeks. (Feeling sad, hopeless, worthless, pessimistic, changes in sleep and eating patterns)
Symptoms of depression that is confused with normal aging sadness, feeling of emptiness, anxiety, loss of interest in the environment, lack of self care, changes in eating and sleeping patterns
Dementia Not a disorder! Category of diseases. Conditions that are caused or associated with damage of brain tissue, resulting in impaired cognitive function, and in more advanced stages, impaired behavior and personality
Characteristics of dementia change in ability to recall events in recent memory, problems with comprehension, attention span and judgement. Disorientation to time, place and person.
Delirium reversible dementia that has a more rapid onset than other types of dementia. A disturbance of consciousness with inattention that develops over a short time and fluctuate.
Signs of delirium -abrupt changes in behavior -fluctuations in behavior throughout the day -worse at night and when first awake -inability to focus -problems with short-term memory -hallucinations -irrational speech -disturbance in sleep patterns
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