chronic confusion


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chronic confusion

An irreversible, long-standing, and/or progressive deterioration of intellect and personality characterized by decreased ability to interpret environmental stimuli, decreased capacity for intellectual thought processes, and disturbances of memory, orientation, and behavior.
dementia;
See also: confusion
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An 86-year-old lady was admitted from her residential home with acute on chronic confusion, new symptoms of expressive and receptive dysphasia, dysphagia, vacant episodes and urinary incontinence.
Dementia is a state of chronic confusion induced by a long-term neurologic illness such as Alzheimer's disease.
Finally, be sure to join us for the AMSN 11th Annual Convention in Crystal City, VA, October 17-20, 2002 where guest speaker Lenore Kurlowicz, PhD, RN, CS, assistant professor of geropsychiatric nursing, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, will present "Acute and Chronic Confusion; Nursing Interventions for Older, Congnitively Impaired Hospitalized Patients."
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