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1

with aging, there is incr or decr transport across BBB

incr transport

2

___% seniors in a nursing home at any one time

5%

3

___% seniors may require a stay at a nursing home at some point in their lives

35%

4

document used to designate who you want to make health care decisions if you become unable to do so

durable power of attorney for healthcare

5

If there is a danger to self or others due to serious mental impairment, then can grant a ______

civil commitment

6

____determine competency; _____determine capacity

judges; doctors

7

if personality changes, psychosis or mania occurs for the 1st time late in life, then suspect?

neurocognitive disorder

8

generally what can you change about prescriptions?

cut in half

9

anticholinergic SE to be concerned about in elderly (5)

1. dry mouth
2. constipation
3. urine retention
4. cognitive impairment
5. blurred vision

10

prevalence of depressive disorder is lower or higher in elderly in comparison to younger

prevalence is lower in elderly than in younger

11

how to assess depression in elderly

geriatric depression scale

12

bereavement sx typically peak ____and subside____

within a few months, within a year

13

what meds to avoid in elderly suffering bereavement

sedative-hypnotics

14

how so elderly often present with depression

via presentation of somatic complaints

15

when a person's depression gets better, their cognition improves

pseudo-dementia

16

which antidepressant is assc'd with HTN

venlofaxine

17

msot common late life anxiety disorders

phobias

18

concerns regarding use of benzos (3)

1. impair gait
2. impair cognition
3. affect respiratory drive