Beth Bratcher
It is a decline in cognitive function that is thought to be due to the
normal process of aging. It is possible to occur at...
 Old age is a natural cause of this syndrome
 Long term alcoholism
 Strokes, tumors, or head injuries
 Must have medical history
 Neurological exam
 Laboratory tests
 Must not mix up with delirium. They are both
alike, b...
 For irreversible conditions, you can control the
symptoms
 Tranquilizers and sedatives can ease anxiety
and aggression....
http://www.neurologychannel.com/dementia/treatment.shtml
http://www.aafp.org/afp/20010215/703.html
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La9.2 Bratcher B

  1. 1. Beth Bratcher
  2. 2. It is a decline in cognitive function that is thought to be due to the normal process of aging. It is possible to occur at any age of adulthood, but it is most common in the geriatic population. It effects memory, attention, language, and problem solving. After the condition has progressed enough, the person who has it may be lost and not know what time it is or what day of the week it is.
  3. 3.  Old age is a natural cause of this syndrome  Long term alcoholism  Strokes, tumors, or head injuries
  4. 4.  Must have medical history  Neurological exam  Laboratory tests  Must not mix up with delirium. They are both alike, but delirium is an acute mental disturbance.
  5. 5.  For irreversible conditions, you can control the symptoms  Tranquilizers and sedatives can ease anxiety and aggression.  Sometimes, there are medications or sleep devices that can help imsomnia
  6. 6. http://www.neurologychannel.com/dementia/treatment.shtml http://www.aafp.org/afp/20010215/703.html

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