What is Cognitive Dysfunction? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment


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Cognitive dysfunction is also known as _____.

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1. Cognitive dysfunction affects _____.

2. How many areas of cognitive abilities can cognitive dysfunction affect?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cognitive dysfunction refers to the loss of one or more of the essential cognitive processes. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of this condition. Some things you'll be assessed on include what cognitive dysfunction is also known as, what cognitive dysfunction affects, and whether or not cognitive dysfunction affects only one or two areas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Identifying what cognitive dysfunction is also known as
  • Identifying what cognitive dysfunction affects
  • Whether or not cognitive dysfunction affects only one or two areas
  • Decreasing 'executive functioning' as a possible symptom of cognitive dysfunction
  • Diagnosing cognitive dysfunction

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding cognitive dysfunction
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics and symptoms of cognitive dysfunction
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on cognitive dysfunction and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about disruptions to cognitive processes, review the accompanying lesson titled What is Cognitive Dysfunction? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define cognitive dysfunction
  • Discuss symptoms of this condition
  • Understand the diagnosis and treatment of this condition