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Flashcards in Cognitive Impairment Deck (10):
1

Actual changes in mental function attributed to normal aging are?

- Minimal

2

Aging associated Cognitive Decline

- AACD
- Gradual cognitive decline for at least 6 months that results in one standard deviation below age and education norms on neuropsyochological testing

3

Memory loss is most often associated with?

- Aging
- Lapses of memory may occur but the ability to recall with cues remains

4

Age Associated Memory Impairment

- AAMI
- Memory loss in the elderly not sufficient to warrant a diagnosis of dementia
- One standard deviation below

5

Benign Senescent Forgetfulness

- Age Related Cases
- BSF
- Term for the memory loss associated with the normal older person
- Slowly progressive
- Mild impairment of cognitive functioning
- Not severe enough to interfere with daily activities

6

Intellligence

- Declines

7

Fluid Intelligence

- Involves the capacity to use unique kinds of thinking to solve unfamiliar problems and is believed to decline with age

8

Crystal Intellegence

- Knowledge
- Is acquired through education and acculturation and remains stable through age 70

9

Executive Functioning

- Involves complex behavior that combines memory, intellectual capacity, and cognitive planning

10

Evidence supports a mild ___ in executive functioning over ____.

- Decline
- Time