Alzheimer disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia in the elderly.
Degenerative neurologic disease with progressive impairment in ≥2 years:
Memory, executive function, attention, language, or visuospatial skills AND
Significant interference in ability to fun...
Optimize treatment of associated comorbid conditions (including hearing and vision loss).
Analyze environment for safety and security and avoid sudden changes in environment.
Schedule regular follow-up (3 months) to assess medical complications, provide support for family, and assess need for placement.
Serial mental s...
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G30.9 Alzheimer’s disease, unspecified
G30.0 Alzheimer’s disease with early onset
G30.1 Alzheimer’s disease with late onset
F02.81 Dementia in oth diseases classd elswhr w behavioral disturb
Daily intellectual stimulation, such as puzzles, and moderate physical exercise may help prevent AD.
Imaging studies have low yield in patients with a history typical of AD.
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