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HESI Case Studies–Psychiatric/Mental Health-Neurocognitive Disorder/Alzheimer’s Disease (Mary Stanfield)

1. The nurse administers a mental status examination to assess Mary’s cognitive function. This exam includes which component? Judgment2. When the nurse is assessing Mary’s cognitive function, which questions are appropriate to include in the mental status exam? (Select all) -Ask Mary to list three different types of fruits, colors, and animals -Give Mary a photo of a circle and ask her to fill in the times on the clock -Ask Mary what she would do if she smelled gas in the house3. Which example represents the forgetfulness typical of Alzheimer’s disease? Forgetting to serve dinner after preparing the meal4. Mary’s husband states, “Mary just doesn’t act like herself anymore.” Which response by the nurse is best? Cha...

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HESI Case Studies–Psychiatric/Mental Health-Neurocognitive Disorder/Alzheimer’s Disease (Mary Stanfield)

1. The nurse administers a mental status examination to assess Mary’s cognitive function. This exam includes which component? Judgment2. When the nurse is assessing Mary’s cognitive function, which questions are appropriate to include in the mental status exam? (Select all) -Ask Mary to list three different types of fruits, colors, and animals -Give Mary a photo of a circle and ask her to fill in the times on the clock -Ask Mary what she would do if she smelled gas in the house3. Which example represents the forgetfulness typical of Alzheimer’s disease? Forgetting to serve dinner after preparing the meal4. Mary’s husband states, “Mary just doesn’t act like herself anymore.” Which response by the nurse is best? Cha...

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Alzheimer's Disease- Symptoms and Risk Factors

Amyloidosis is a relatively uncommon disease caused by an accumulation of amyloid in a person’s organs, usually the nervous system, heart, liver, and kidneys. As well as sometimes leading to gastrointestinal, lung, spleen and bleeding problems. Amyloid is an irregular protein structure that is produced by a person’s bone marrow. Alzheimer’s disease is the single most common form of amyloidosis and is a progressive disease that alters one’s memory, as well as other significant functions of the brain. The hippocampus, which is integral in the formation of new memories is effected in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Research has found that the volume of the hippocampus is decreased by over twenty percent in the cases of Alzheimer’s pati...

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Alzheimer’s Disease- Symptoms and Risk Factors

Amyloidosis is a relatively uncommon disease caused by an accumulation of amyloid in a person’s organs, usually the nervous system, heart, liver, and kidneys. As well as sometimes leading to gastrointestinal, lung, spleen and bleeding problems. Amyloid is an irregular protein structure that is produced by a person’s bone marrow. Alzheimer’s disease is the single most common form of amyloidosis and is a progressive disease that alters one’s memory, as well as other significant functions of the brain. The hippocampus, which is integral in the formation of new memories is effected in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Research has found that the volume of the hippocampus is decreased by over twenty percent in the cases of Alzheimer’s pa...

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Adult Health Delirium, Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Delirium acute, fluctuating change in mental status sudden, acute onset temporary; may last hours or days worsens at night fluctuates; fine during day, confused at night disorganized, distorted, impaired attention/memory hallucinations caused by changed in hemodynamic status description: acute state of confusion onset: acute, happen within hours/minutes/days (comes suddenly and leaves suddenly) duration: 3 weeks up to a month cause: hemodynamic instability reversibility: yes management: treat the cause nursing interventions: reorient person, find cause; treat cause; nurse can test using confusion assessment method (CAM)Signs and Symptoms of Delirium Sudden, acute, fluctuating change in mental status – comes on quickly and leaves quickly Temporary mental status changes-ma...

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Adult Health Delirium, Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Delirium acute, fluctuating change in mental status sudden, acute onset temporary; may last hours or days worsens at night fluctuates; fine during day, confused at night disorganized, distorted, impaired attention/memory hallucinations caused by changed in hemodynamic status description: acute state of confusion onset: acute, happen within hours/minutes/days (comes suddenly and leaves suddenly) duration: 3 weeks up to a month cause: hemodynamic instability reversibility: yes management: treat the cause nursing interventions: reorient person, find cause; treat cause; nurse can test using confusion assessment method (CAM)Signs and Symptoms of Delirium Sudden, acute, fluctuating change in mental status – comes on quickly and leaves quickly Temporary mental status cha...

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