Flashcards in Geriatric Psych Deck (10):
What is the best treatment for delirium?
What is pseudodementia?
problems of depression in elderly manifesting as cognitive problems
What are the treatments for pseudodementia?
low dose SSRIs, psychotherapy, mirtazepine, ECT
What are the normal stages of bereavement?
denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance
What type of dementia should not be treated with antipsychotics?
lewy body dementia
What is punchdrunk dementia?
dementia from repeated head trauma
What test is sensitive for diagnosing delirium?
What is the number 1 risk factor for delirium?
What is the mortality rate for delirium?
up to 33%