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1

What percent of adults age 65 and older do not show significant declines in memory abilites?

85%

2

What are the factors that have been associated with increased memory loss with age?

Sleep apnea
HTN
Depression
Anxiety
DM
Hypothyroidism
Med side effects
B12 deficiency

3

True or false: there are a large subste of people in whom dysthrmia is a chronic condition

True

4

What are the four phases of growth and development in the 2nd half of life?

1. Re-evaluation, exploration, transition

5

At what age is stage is the first phase of the development in the second half of life?

40-50

6

When do we confront mortality for the first time?

phase 1

7

When are plans and action s shaped by a sense of personal discovery?

phase 1

8

When is there increasing bilateral brain involvement to support a more balanced perspective on life?

Phase 1

9

What is the age range for phase 2 of middle of life development?

Late 50-70s

10

When does the feeling of "if not now, when" set in?

Phase 2

11

When do we feel free to speak our minds and act according to needs?

phase 2

12

What phase does retirement start?

Phase 2

13

What is the age range of phase 3?

Late 60s-80s

14

When are we motivated to share our wisdom?

Phase 3

15

When are our plans, and actions shaped by desire to find meaing in life, a summing up

Phase 3

16

When do we feel compelled to attent to unfinished business or unresolved conflicts

Phase 3

17

What is the age range of phase 4?

Late 70's through the end of life

18

When are our plans and actions shaped by a desire to restate and reaffirm major life themes?

phase 4

19

When do we have a desire to live well to the end?

Phase 4

20

True or false: there is no difference in what side of the brain we use as we age

False--use more of both as we age

21

What are the factors that can hinder social interactions in the elderly?

Hearing loss
Mobility loss
Vision loss

22

Why are geriatric patient's fearful of talking about sensitive subjects?

Fear of losing independence

You're too young

23

What is the brand name for diphenylhydramine?

Benadryl

24

What is the brand name for loratadine?

Claratin

25

What is the brand name for lorazepam?

Ativan

26

What is the brand name for Zolpidem?

Ambiem

27

What is the bran name for triazolam?

Halcion

28

What is the brand name for paroxetine?

Paxil

29

Deliruium or dementia: abrupt onset

Delirum

30

Deliruium or dementia: progressive

Dementia

31

Deliruium or dementia: short duration

Delirum

32

Deliruium or dementia: flutcuating

Delirum

33

Deliruium or dementia: rare alterned consciousness

Dementia

34

Deliruium or dementia: precise time onset

Delioerium

35

What are the three things that happen in the first stage of end of life development?

1. Confront mortality
2. Plans and actions are shaped by sense of persona discovery
3. increasing bilateral brain involvement

36

What are the three things that happen in the second stage of end of life development?

1. If not now, when?" feeling
2. Free to speak one mind
3. retirement

37

What are the three things that happen in the third stage of end of life development?

1. Motivated to share wisdom
2. Plans and actions shaed by a desrie to find meaning
3. Compelled to attend to unfinished business

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What are the two things that happen in the fourth stage of end of life development?

1. Plnd and actions shaped by a desire to restate and reaffirm major life themes
2. Desire to live well to the end