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0. Aging and psychological disorders. Issues of aging Delirium and dementia Other psychological disorders in old age. 0. Issues of gerontology. A dearth of trained professionals to research and provide care A society that devalues old people simply because they are old: Ageism

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aging and psychological disorders

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Aging and psychological disorders

Issues of aging

Delirium and dementia

Other psychological disorders in old age

issues of gerontology

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Issues of gerontology
  • A dearth of trained professionals to research and provide care
  • A society that devalues old people simply because they are old: Ageism
  • Flexibility and adjustment from life experiences
  • DSM-IV makes no distinctions in diagnosis based on age differences in adults.
delirium and dementia

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Delirium and dementia
  • Delirium: Disturbance of consciousness and change in cognition; acute onset. Ability to focus, shift, or sustain attention is impaired. May experience misperceptions, illusions, or hallucinations.
  • Dementia: Multiple cognitive deficits, including impaired memory (DSM-IV)
delirium

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Delirium
  • Due to a General Medical Condition
  • Substance-Induced
  • Due to Multiple Etiologies
dementia

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Dementia
  • Dementia of the Alzheimer’s Type
  • Vascular Dementia
  • Dementia due to HIV Disease
  • Dementia Due to Head Trauma
  • Dementia Due to Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Pick’s Disease, Creutzfeld-Jacob Disease, Other General Medical Conditions
  • Substance-Induced Dementia
  • Dementia Due to Multiple Etiologies
dementia symptoms

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Dementia symptoms
  • Memory impairment, plus
    • One of
      • Aphasia
      • Apraxia
      • Agnosia
      • Disturbance in executive functioning.
    • Evidence of decline from a previous higher level of functioning.
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