Flashcards in Exam 1 Part 6 Deck (19):
Describe distractibility impairments
May influence test results, reduced attention (listening and doing tasks)
What is successful attention dependent on?
Simple attention, self-correction, concentration
Requires activation of semantic information (concept of the calendar) and episodic information (remembering current dates)
Difficulty interpreting sensation information
Deficits in nonverbal and verbal declarative memory, learning/encoding, verbal working memory
Delirium memory impairments
What are the etiologies of delirium?
Physiology, metabolic, cerebral, drug intoxication, withdrawal disturbances
Primarily a memory deficit and associated with aphasia, apraxia, agnosia, executive function
What types of impairments are present in dementia?
Memory impairment most prominent early sign, apraxia, agnosia, executive function
Inability to perform routine tasks
Lack of recognition
What are symptoms of dementia?
Word finding difficulty, reduced social engagement, anxiousness, no longer perform complex tasks, loss of independent living skills, delusions, does not recognize to label family members, wanders, assistance with ADL's
Inability to retrieve information that learned prior to the onset of amnesia
Inability to learn something new after the onset of amnesia due to inability to build up/retain/process new episodes
False statements that are not made to deceive, relatively unimportant distortions to bizarre stories
Transient inability to learn new information and/or retrieve events
Transient global amnesia
What are the functions of the right hemisphere?
Arousal, attention, orientation, visual perception, emotional experiences, temporal order, cognition
In reference to sleep pattern disruptions
Sequencing of events, cognitive problem solving as well as ordering tasks