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Psychiatric Nursing

Disorders of the Elderly

This chapter covers the following:

  • Just the facts
  • A look at psychiatric disorders in older adults
  • Geropsychiatric nursing
  • Mental status changes of older adulthood
  • Assessment
  • Treatment
  • Neurocognitive disorders and cognitive impairment
  • Major or mild neurocognitive disorder due to Alzheimer disease
  • Vascular dementia