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1 Chapter 15--Study Guide Student: 1. Which of the following is characteristic of delirium? A. Delirium is characterized by reduced clarity of consciousness and cognition. B. Delirium develops over a course of several hours or days. C. Delirium was one of the first disorders to be recounted in history. D. all of the above 2. '''' is a gradual deterioration of brain functioning that affects judgment, memory, language, and other advanced cognitive processes. A. Delirium B. Dementia C. Amnestic disorder D. none of the above 3. Alzheimer’s disease progresses ''''and eventually accounts for approximately '''' percent of all cases of dementia. A. rapidly; 40 B. gradually; 50 C. rapidly; 60 D. gradually; 70 4. '''' is characterized by the development of memory impairment, without a loss of high-level cognitive skills. A. Dementia B. Delirium C. Amnestic disorder D. all of the above 5. Which of the following is not a cognitive disorder? A. Amnestic disorder B. Mental Retardation C. Delirium D. Dementia
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2 6. Substance-induced delirium is often treated with A. cold turkey withdrawal. B. psychostimulants. C. antidepressants. D. benzodiazepines. 7. Which of the following has not been implicated as a possible cause of dementia? A. Alzheimer’s disease B. lack of blood flow to the brain due to stroke C. axon-depleting cytosis D. head trauma 8. The average survival time for someone with Alzheimer’s disease is estimated to be approximately A. 8 years. B. 10 years. C. 12 years. D. 20 years. 9. Women may have a higher prevalence rate for Alzheimer’s disease because A. they lack amyloid proteins. B. they lack testosterone. C. they gradually lose estrogen. D. they do not seek treatment. 10. Which of the following is not an early symptom of HIV-induced dementia? A. language deficits B. social withdrawal C. clumsiness D. forgetfulness 11. Which of the following statements about the caregivers of people with dementia is false? A. More than 50% eventually become clinically depressed. B. They use more psychotropic medications than the general public. C. Some will engage in some form of elder abuse. D. None. All of the above are true. 12. A type of amnestic disorder that results from prolonged and excessive alcohol use is A. Broca-Mandling syndrome. B. Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. C. McGowin-Swenson syndrome. D. Monger-Rolland syndrome.
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3 13. Supportive counseling for caregivers of people with dementia A. seems to be more necessary for African-American families than for white families. B. may involve assertiveness training, though little evidence for its effectiveness exists. C. includes information about the causes and treatments of the disorder, and even about financial and legal issues. D. all of these are true except a
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