Impaired mental functioning care (Delirium (risk factors (underling brain…
Impaired mental functioning care
underling brain disease, advanced ageing, impaired hearing and vision.
drugs, infections, metabolic disorders, trauma, oxygen deficit
there is decreased oxidative metabolism of the brain which causes cerebral dysfuction due to neurotransmitter systems. eldery patients are most likely to develop delirium due to age related cerebral changes.
confusion, shaking, hallucinations, high blood pressure, fever
this is an acute confusional state that may be associated with number of underlying medical, physical and psychological problems.
conditions that damage blood vessels and heart, diabetes mellitus, high bood pressure , high cholesterol
memory problems, increasing confusion, reduced concerntration, personality changes.
This is a syndrome that results in impaired memory, personality and intellect in an alert patient.
This is a symptom of variety of specific structural brain diseases. Alzheimers disease is the common cause of dementia causing a cortical-subcortical degeneration of ascending cholinergic neurons and larger calls in the cerebral cortex
This is a state of mind producing serious long term lowering of enjoyment of life
Substance abuse, serious illness, abuse,lack of social support, major life events
physical health problems, drugs, grief and loss
insomia, early morning walking, loss of energy, poor appetite