Flashcards in Cognitive disorders Deck (15):
What is the definition of delirium?
Waxing and waning change in a patients
Consciousness, sun downing (daytime drowsiness)
What are the causes of delirium?
What medications should be absolutely avoided in individuals with delirium?
What are the DSM criteria for dementia?
Cognitive disturbances (agnostic, apraxia, aphasia)
What is the normal work up for reversible causes of dementia?
CBC, electrolytes, TFTs, VDRL, B12 and folate
What score on the MMSE is considered dysfunctional?
Less than 25
What are the major susceptibility genes for alz?
What condition places individuals at greater risk for Alzheimer's?
What medications are used to help manage Alzheimer's?
Cholinesterase inhibitors (aricept, rivastigmine), NMDa antagonists
What is the epidemiology of Alzheimer's?
Women much more affected
What are the symptoms associated with levy body dementia?
Waxing and waning. Hallucinations, sensitivity to neuroleptics
What are the symptoms associated with Pick disease?
Personality changes, echolalia, poor insight
What are the symptoms associated with HAD?
Decline in cognition, depression, apathy, social withdrawal
How does Parkinson's dementia respond to antipsychotic medications?