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Disorders of Aging and Cognition Presented by Ashley Meinhardt Friday, January 15, 2010
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Aging “Slow psychological death” 13% of the US population is over 65 By 2030 this will become 20% or more Friday, January 15, 2010
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Stress in Late Life Unique stressors – Major biological changes – Susceptibility and proneness to illness – Loss of career/social role – Loss of family members – Loss of friends – Isolation Friday, January 15, 2010
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Something to think about… Fewer than 20% of older Americans with mental health problems actually receive appropriate mental health services!!!!!! Why?? -cautiousness/stigma -somatic symptoms Friday, January 15, 2010
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Dementia What do you know about it??? Friday, January 15, 2010
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Definition of Dementia DSM-IV-TR: Disorders characterized by the development of multiple cognitive deficits that are due to the direct physiological effects of a general medical condition, to the persisting effects of a substance, or to multiple etiologies. Friday, January 15, 2010
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In normal language, please! A group of disorders that share symptoms of cognitive deficit but may have different causes 5 main types of dementia Alzheimer’s Type – Vascular Dementia – Substance Induced Dementia – Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease – Dementia due to a general medical condition Friday, January 15, 2010
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Common Symptoms Cognitive
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