Dementia in the Elderly

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Please answer the following in a 2 page APA-style paper. Case scenario: A 75-year-old female presents with complaints of short-term memory loss. She states that her family insisted she come “be checked out.” The family notes that the patient forgets conversations and appointments and repeats herself often. This behavior has been present for more than 6 months but is increasing in frequency. The patient’s long-term memory is intact. Discuss the diagnostic tests that you would use to evaluate this patient. Include written, oral, radiological, and laboratory tests. Note the normal and abnormal values for your chosen tests.
Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Identified laboratory tests and radiological tests to evaluate this patient, including normal and abnormal findings.
15
Described at least two written/oral tests that could be used to screen for dementia (such as the Mini-Cog and the Mini Mental State Exam or the Montreal Cognitive Assessment Tool) with normal and abnormal limits being noted.
10
Used correct spelling, grammar, professional vocabulary, and APA format. Cited all sources using the APA format.
5
Total:
30

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