This test provides a quick screening test for cognitive dysfunction (frontal and temporo-parietal functioning) secondary to dementia, delirium, or a range of neurological and psychiatric illnesses. It is a component of the mini-cog assessment, also serving the function of distracter for the three-word recall. 1 Page.
This best practice guideline provides the resources necessary so that nurses, other healthcare professionals and administrators who are leading and facilitating practice changes can take an evidence-based approach to developing policies, procedures, protocols, educational programs, assessment and documentation tools. 220 Pages.
The Review is aimed at providing information about Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and other dementias to physicians, healthcare professionals and patients. With a focus on review-based articles written in accessible yet comprehensive language, the Review covers issues at the heart of dementia treatment, including reports on advances in pharmacotherapy, discussions about diagnosing and managing behaviors associated with AD and other dementias, and the provision of support for dementia patients and those caring for them.
The CAM-ICU is an adaptation of the Confusion Assessment Method by Inouye (1990), the most widely used instrument for diagnosing delirium by internists and non-psychiatric clinicians. The CAM-ICU is the only delirium assessment tool constructed with yes/no questions for use with nonspeaking, mechanically ventilated ICU patients. 2 Pages.