Question and answer
explain why depression, delirium and age related memory impairment may be mistaken for dementia?
With depression, a person can tend to become confused and forget due to their unhappiness. Delirium can also cause forgetfulness but is much more serious than dementia. Age related memory impairment is commonly confused with dementia. [ Dementia actually requires medical exams to conclude a diagnosis. ]
Expert answered|cjabward|Points 40|
Question
Asked 3/4/2012 1:35:29 PM
Updated 11/16/2013 7:08:58 AM
1 Answer/Comment
Get an answer
New answers
Rating
0
Depression, delirium and age related memory impairment may be mistaken for dementia Because they both manifest with similar symptoms. Depression coupled with age related memory impairment looks the same as dementia to the untrained eye. [ The difference is that depression delirium responds to treatment with anti depressants. Once you get on top of the depression you can put age related memory loss into perspective. If it is genuine dementia it won't get better. There is medication to ease the symptoms but no cure. ]
Added 11/16/2013 7:08:58 AM
Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
25,651,701 questions answered
Popular Conversations
-9=-2-k
Weegy: k=56 User: -9=-2-k over 8 Weegy: k=56 User: -9+3 over 4 n=-13
6/28/2016 12:46:48 PM| 3 Answers
How far does a bus travel in 4 hours at 55 mph? User: Solve for x. ...
Weegy: 33%. Misha increased her test score by 33.33...% which is approximately 33%. User: x/2 = -5 User: Solve for ...
6/28/2016 3:53:27 AM| 2 Answers
Which of the following has been a serious cost of industrialization ...
Weegy: A negative impact on the environment has been a serious cost of industrialization in East Asia. ...
6/28/2016 7:01:03 AM| 2 Answers
The United States remained neutral during the early years of WWII, ...
Weegy: World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war. It is generally considered to ...
6/28/2016 7:14:59 AM| 2 Answers
What are three goals of the United Nations? to promote human ...
Weegy: A living will is a document that lets people state their wishes for end-of-life medical care, in case they ...
6/28/2016 1:01:31 PM| 2 Answers
It's 3:34, what time was it 50 mins ago?
6/29/2016 2:36:26 AM| 2 Answers
What ending should this word have? deplor- able ible
Weegy: This word should end in -able. DEPLORABLE. User: What ending should this word have? predict- able ible
6/29/2016 6:35:29 AM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
P
L
Points 1030 [Total 1691] Ratings 2 Comments 1010 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 367 [Total 728] Ratings 2 Comments 347 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 159 [Total 234] Ratings 1 Comments 149 Invitations 0 Offline
S
L
P
P
P
Points 156 [Total 3699] Ratings 0 Comments 156 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 137 [Total 418] Ratings 0 Comments 137 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 127 [Total 179] Ratings 0 Comments 127 Invitations 0 Offline
S
P
1
Points 107 [Total 852] Ratings 3 Comments 57 Invitations 2 Offline
S
L
Points 86 [Total 4206] Ratings 0 Comments 86 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 40 [Total 50] Ratings 1 Comments 30 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 32 [Total 139] Ratings 0 Comments 32 Invitations 0 Offline
* Excludes moderators and previous
winners (Include)
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | © Purple Inc.