Table Delirum, Depression and Dementia (1)

Table Delirum, Depression and Dementia (1) - s Common...

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Delirium Depression Dementia Onset Sudden, Abrupt Hours to Days Usually Gradual –Weeks Months to Years Insidious Memory Not oriented Short-Term Loss Intact – Poor concentration Initially short-term loss, eventually long-term memory loss as well Speech Often incoherent Slurred, rambling Normal to slow May not initiate conversation Flat affect Slow response Word-finding, repetitive May make up answers Mood Variable. May looked frightened/disturbed Hopeless, worried Sad, anxious Fluctuating, labile, Inappropriate, apathetic Behavior Agitated Agitated or apathetic May neglect basic care Agitated or apathetic Trouble focusing Hallucination
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Unformatted text preview: s Common tactile/visual Rare except in psychotic depression Visual common in middle stage ADLS*/IADLS * May be intact/impaired May be intact/impaired May be intact in early stages IADLS impaired before ADLs PROGNOSIS Fluctuates/Reversible RESOLVES WITH IDENTIFICATION OF CAUSE(S) & TREATMENT Linked to psychosocial stressors -Treatable WITH IDENTIFICATION OF CAUSE(S) & TREATMENT Deterioration over time PROGRESSIVE/IRREVERSIBLE Differentiating Between Delirium, Depression, and Dementia ADLS *= Activities of Daily Living IADLS* = Instrumental Activities of Daily Living...
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