A Clinical Case Study On Mild Cognitive Impairment Essay

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Why is it that some seventy year olds cannot recall memories from their twenties or find it hard to follow along with a conversation? As people age they tend to change, physically and mentally. Just like our bodies, our brains change as we age. Our thinking becomes slower and we cannot remember certain things. However, memory loss, confusion and other major changes in the way our brains work may be signs of cognitive changes. This essay showcases a clinical case study on Mild Cognitive Impairment. It describes the process of cognitive development according to theorist Jean Piaget. It overviews the three basic cognitive function of the brain. It explains several cognitive impairments related to the elderly. Last, it details cognitive assessment used to detection and measurement of cognitive impairments in the elderly. Case Study A 78-year-old woman presented to her primary care physician for a routine examination, the results of which indicated that her previously diagnosed chronic disease conditions-smoking-related emphysema and high blood pressure-were being effectively managed. After scheduling an upcoming appointment, the patient pulled aside the office 's physician assistant. "I didn 't want to bring this up with the doctor because I don 't know whether it 's anything to be concerned about or not," she confided. "But I 'm worried about my memory. I seem to be forgetting where I 've been putting things lately-my keys and important paperwork, like my bank
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