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1

Define cognition

Info processing at level of mind/brain
Involves transformation of sensory info into mental representations
Subjectively experienced as thoughts/ideas
Can be stored, manipulated, and retrieved

2

What is cognition often contrasted with?

Emotional processing

3

When is cognition relevant to clinical setting?

Cognitive complaint can be diagnostic
Indicates how well person may be functioning

4

What can a person's cognitive abilities impact?

Decision-making capacity
Providing informed consent
Independent functioning in community
Treatment adherence

5

What are the categories of cognition pyramid, from the base up?

Sensation and motor function
Attention and processing speed
Visuospatial and language
Memory
Executive function

6

What sorts of activities are involved in executive function?

Planning
Decision making
Abstract reasoning
Inhibitory control
Initiation
Goal setting
Self monitoring
Mental flexibility

7

What are the different types of memory?

Short-term memory
Sensory store
Long-term memory
Declarative/explicit
- Semantic
- Episodic
Implicit
- Procedural

8

What types of language skills are there?

Receptive - listening
Expressive
- Write
- Speak

9

What are the categories of visuospatial skills?

Visuoconstruction
Visuospatial
Visuoperceptual

10

What are the types of attention?

Immediate
Focused
Sustained
Divided
Selective
Alternating

11

What is decision-making capacity?

Needs cognitive skills to understand, make communicate, and execute decisions

12

Is there any test for measuring a person's capacity?

No, it's a clinical judgement

13

What kinds of orders does VCAT generally make?

Appointment of
- Guardian
- Administrator

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