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The many faces of dementia
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide the professional nurse with an overview of dementia and its treatment. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking this test, you should be able to: 1. Discuss the characteristics of dementia. 2. Differentiate five types of dementia. 3. Identify treatments and interventions appropriate to dementia and delirium.
- One key characteristic of dementia is
- global impairment.
- The Confusion Assessment Method tool is used to
- differentiate types of dementia.
- determine if dementia and delirium coexist.
- identify delirium.
- Which lobe of the brain controls the ability to concentrate and focus?
- Patients with deficits in which part of the brain are prone to falls and injuries?
- temporal lobe
- parietal lobe
- occipital lobe
- Which is identified as a treatable dementia?
- vitamin B12 deficiency
- uncontrolled hyperthyroidism
- acute drug abuse
- Patients in the second stage of AD develop
- short-term memory loss.
- Which isn't included in the four A's of AD?
- Which drugs may be given to patients with AD for short-term increase in functionality?
- dopamine agonists
- cholinesterase inhibitors
- monamine oxidase B inhibitors
- To help reduce anxiety in patients with AD, nurses should
- establish and follow a routine.
- administer anxiolytic medications.
- provide written instructions.
- Vascular dementia is caused by
- traumatic brain injury.
- reduced blood flow to the brain.
- the presence of amyloid plaques.
- Which isn't used to treat vascular dementia?
- antipsychotic medications
- antihypertensive medications
- lifestyle changes
- Treating the underlying cause of the disease is the focus for
- frontotemporal dementia.
- Parkinson dementia.
- vascular dementia.
- Of patients affected by PD for 2 years, about what proportion suffers from Parkinson dementia?
- one third
- one half
- two thirds
- Symptoms of Parkinson dementia include
- fluctuations in attention and alertness.
- early memory decline.
- When do most cases of frontotemporal dementia occur?
- before age 65
- between ages 65 and 75
- after age 75
- The first symptoms of frontotemporal dementia are
- behavior and social skills problems.
- long-term memory loss.
- Which type of dementia is characterized by early executive functioning problems?
- Lewy body
- Which symptom is frequently noted in Lewy body dementia?
- visual hallucinations
- short-term memory loss
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