Alzheimer dementia - Alzheimer's disease Dementia Dementia...

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Alzheimer’s disease/ Dementia Dementia:  Acquired intellectual deterioration in an adult. Need to determine whether there has been a loss of cognition relative to a previous level  of performance. Clinical history: given by family member or close friend Mental status exam, in some cases my need to test 12 or more months apart to  document cognitive decline. Loss of cognition should be sufficiently severe to interfere with and individual’s usual  occupational or social activities. Rule out mild cognitive impairment Laboratory Aids for Dementia Routine Test Other Tests Vitamin B 12  (Deficiency) T 4  or TSH (hypothyroidism) Syphilis Brain scan  MRI CT Vascular disease, mass lesions,  hydrocephalus, demyelinating  diseases, and leukodystophies Lumbar puncture Electroencephalography Single photon emission computed tomography Drug screen/level Heavy metal screen Sedimentation rate autoimmune profile Angiography cerebral biopsy Complete blood count HIV Ceruloplasmin Long-chain fatty acids Arysulfatase A Chest X-ray electrocardiogram Alzheimer’s disease:
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course NUR 5214 taught by Professor Wu during the Spring '08 term at Nova Southeastern University.

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