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Alt in MH in elderly

CCAC NRN 102 Alt in Mental Health in Elderly

What is the most common mental health problem in the elderly? Depression
A syndrome that involves a slowly progressing cognitive decline. Dementia
Acute state of confusion. Delirium
List risk factors for Alzheimer's disease. Age, Gender, family history
List 3 symptoms of early AD. forgets names, misplaces houshold items, short term memory loss, subtle changes in personality and behavior, loss of initiative, mild cognitive impairment, decreased performance, decresed sense of smell, unable to travel alone to new destinations.
List 3 symptoms of moderate AD. Impairment of all cognitive functions, problems with handling or unable to handle money and finances, disorientation to time, place, and event, possible depression, agitated, increasingly dependent in ADLs, speech and language deficits, incontinent.
Inability to use objects correctly. Apraxia
Inability to find words Anomia
What changes in behavior occur in AD? Aggressiveness, rapid mood swings, increased confusion at night.
What type of drug is Aracept? Cholinesterace inhibitors
Created by: JayneAnn