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1

what are some examples of dementia

Alzhemiers
vascular
lewy body
frontotemporal

2

S/S of dementia/Alz

Short term memory loss
Executive dysfxn
Sleep disturbance
Agitation
Aggression

3

How do you Dx dementia/Alz

MMSE, MOCA (<24)
Neuro exam (FND)
Imaging: MRI (atrpohy of hippocampus, medial temporal lobes)
Labs: TSH, Vit B12, LFT, Renal Fxn, Glucose, CBC

4

what re RF for Alz

Female >65
FHx
brain trauma
T2DM
HTN, CVD

5

how do you tx Alz

Donepezil (cholinesterase inhibitor)
- Rivastigmine, Galantamine
Memantine (NMDA antagonist)
Antipsychotic meds
SSRI (depression)