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CCACGerontology

Dementia/Alzheimer's/Delirium

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The reason the elderly sometimes can faint or lose balance is due to reduced _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ circulation? CEREBRAL CIRCULATION
The term used for decreased ability to hear high pitched tones that naturally begin in midlife as a result of irreversible inner ear changes is known as _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _? PRESBYCUSIS
The term for decreased visual accommodation that occurs with advanced aging is known as _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _? PRESBYOPIA
The most common affective disorder of elderly, results from changes in reuptake of serotonin in response to chronic illness, emotional stresses r/t physical & social changes r/t aging process and can be caused by meds is known as _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _? DEPRESSION
An acute, confused state that begins with disorientation and can be secondary to UTI, fever, or dehydration is called _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _? DELIRIUM
A broad term for syndrome characterized by decline in higher brain functioning (reasoning)and eventually leads to decreased ability to perform ADL's is known as _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _? DEMENTIA
The two types of Dementia are _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (the more common type)& _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Dementia (which results from decreased cerebral circulation). ALZEIMERS VASCULAR
To be considered a "chronic" condition must last more than _ months. A chronic disease can lead to develop other chronic conditions. 3
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