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Quiz 22 :

The Neurologic System

Quiz 22 :

The Neurologic System

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An older patient newly diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease is prescribed galantamine (Razadyne). How will the nurse instruct the patient about this medication? Select all that apply.
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The family of an older patient with Alzheimer's disease does not want to discuss long-term care placement for at least "a few years." How should the nurse respond to the family?
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C

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An older client is demonstrating signs of a brain attack. What will the nurse do to assess the degree of cerebral infarct?
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B

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An older client with advanced Alzheimer's disease is being treated for pneumonia. The daughter is not sure if resuscitation efforts should be a part of the plan of care. What information should the nurse provide to the daughter?
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The nurse instructs an older client with Parkinson's disease about carbidopa-levodopa (Sinemet). Which of the following shows an accurate understanding of the medication?
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A care conference is being held with the family of an older patient in the late stages of Alzheimer's disease. The family wants to know if a feeding tube should be placed. How should this question be answered?
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An older client is diagnosed with dementia caused by Lewy bodies. What will the nurse most likely assess in this client? Select all that apply.
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An older client with Alzheimer's disease has wandered away from the home several times. What can the nurse suggest that the spouse do to reduce the client's risk for wandering? Select all that apply.
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The nurse is preparing an educational session on stroke prevention for a group of senior citizens. What information would be important for the nurse to provide to these participants? Select all that apply.
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An older patient begins to experience status epilepticus. Which action will the nurse take to help this patient?
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An older patient is diagnosed with early-mild Alzheimer's disease. Which should be done at the time of diagnosis?
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What should the nurse teach the family of an older patient with Alzheimer's disease to help with spatial disorientation? Select all that apply.
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An older patient is being evaluated for dementia. What manifestations need to be present to diagnose this disorder? Select all that apply.
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An older patient with Alzheimer's disease is demonstrating agnosia. Which intervention would be important to include in this patient's plan of care?
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An older patient with Alzheimer's disease has a feeding tube. The family wants to know if the patient will ever be able to eat solid food again. What information should the nurse include when responding to this family's question?
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An older client is being evaluated for delirium. Of the following, which is not a manifestation typically used to make a diagnosis of this disorder?
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The nurse suspects an older client is having a grand mal seizure. What is the nurse's highest priority?
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The nurse suspects that an older client is experiencing Parkinson's disease. What did the nurse observe in this patient? Select all that apply.
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After a neurologic assessment, the nurse determines that an older patient is exhibiting normal signs of aging. What did the nurse assess in this patient? Select all that apply.
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Which assessment finding places an older patient at the greatest risk factor for the development of Alzheimer's disease?
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