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1

Dementia is a (localised / global) decline in cognitive function.

global decline in cognitive function

2

Before you can diagnose dementia, you must rule out ___ causes of cognitive impairment.

reversible

3

Which imaging modalities would you use for

a) ?dementia in an older person

b) cognitive impairment in a young person, rapid onset or just dodgy-sounding

c) ?frontotemporal dementia

d) ?DWLB?

a) CT

b) MRI

c) SPECT scan

d) DaT scan

4

Who are some AHPs who can help in the management of dementia patients?

Nurses

OTs

Physiotherapists

SLTs

Dieticians

5

What are some medications which can be used for symptomatic treatment of Alzheimer's disease?

Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors - rivastigmine, donepezil

Memantine