Flashcards in Acute / Subacute Cognitive Disorders Deck (14)
What is Transient Global Amnesia
Uncertain transient changes in hippocampus lasting around 4-6 hours and 94% have no recurrence.
How does an episode of Transient Global Amnesia present?
Abrupt anterograde and retrograde amnesia
Preserved knowledge of self
What age do most people present with Transient Global Amnesia?
What are some triggers of Transient Global Amnesia?
Emotional changes or changes in temperature
What does Anterograde mean?
Inability to memorise new information
What does retrograde mean?
Inability to remember past
How does someone with transient epileptic amnesia present?
Forgetful repetitive questioning.
Carry on complex procedures with no memory of doing so.
Short lived 20-30 mins
What is transient epileptic amnesia associated with?
Temporal lobe seizures
How do temporal lobe seizures associated to transient epileptic amnesia present?
Unilateral repetitive movement
How is transient epileptic amnesia treated?
Responds well to anti-epileptic medication
List some common Acute Cognitive disorders.
Transient Global Amnesia
Transient Epileptic Amnesia
What is the most common Sub Acute cognitive disorder?
Functional / Subjective Cognitive disorder
What is the main complaint of a patient with functional subjective cognitive disorder?
Everyday forgetfulness impacting on ability to function i.e where are my keys or loosing track of a conversation.