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Learn more about amnestic disorders and its nursing care management, interventions, assessment in this study guide.
Dementia is defined by a loss of previous levels of cognitive, executive, and memory function in a state of full alertness
Delirium is a disturbance of consciousness and a change in cognition that develop rapidly over a short period.
Chronic Confusion: an irreversible, long-standing, and/or progressive deterioration of intellect and personality characterized by decreased ability to interpret environmental stimuli, decreased capacity for intellectual thought processes, and manifested by disturbances of memory, orientation, and behavior.
Acute Confusion: Abrupt onset of a cluster of global, transient changes and disturbances in attention, cognition, psychomotor activity, level of consciousness, or the sleep/wake cycle.
This 15-item exam may have implications for treatment interventions that attempt to heighten functioning in the skilled nursing setting.