Chapter 14 Dementia Q&A (1 of 42) Sample Questions
1. KM is a 75-year-old woman who frequently forgets daily activities such as housekeeping and remembering names of relatives and friends. Doctor diagnosed her condition as severe Alzheimer's disease. If KM is put on Donepezil therapy, what is expected from Donepezil treatment in dementia patients?
- A. Decreases mortality.
- B. Postpones going to long-term care facility.
- C. Prevents rapid progression of disease.
- D. Ensures safety of caregiver.
Tips: Treating cognitive functions damage: This delays progression of disease and prevent getting into severe form of dementia. REVERSAL OF CONGINITIVE FUNCTIONS IS NOT A GOAL OF THERAPY.
Lab test to confirm cognitive function: MMSE, MoCA.
Disability: FAST (Functional Assessment staging tool).
There are 3 goals: 1-minimize side effect 2-alleviate caregiver burden 3-treat cognitive functions