This program will help you to understand:
Loss of mental functions (memory, thinking, and reasoning) caused by various forms of brain damage and diseases Common symptoms:
A temporary state of confusion and disorientation that typically develops quickly and fluctuates Common symptoms:
Mental disorder that typically presents with depressed mood Common symptoms
Though dementia, delirium and depression have many similar symptoms, they have different causes and different treatments
Donepezil (trade name Aricept®) Rivastigmine (trade name Exelon®) Galantamine (trade name Razadyne®)
Behavioral approaches can reduce the frequency or severity of problem behaviors
Modifying the environment for safety and comfort
Main goal is safety of person and yourself
What should Mary do to help him?
Choice A: Call him by his name, tell him who she is, and assure him that everything will be okay, is a good choice.
Choice B: Turn off the vacuum cleaner and move it out of his sight, is also a good choice.
Choice C: Call his doctor, is another good choice.
Choice D: Take the toilet plunger away from Robert, is not a good choice.
Choice E: Because choice a through C are all good answers, E is the best choice.
Dementia, delirium and depression can present with similar symptoms and sometimes in the same person
Catherine M. Harris, PhD, RNCS.
Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD