Severe Cognitive Impairment: Definition & Symptoms


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Severe cognitive impairment can be caused by _____, which can result following a stroke.

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1. Sally has been suffering a major decline in her ability to think and reason. Her cognitive impairment is the result of a disease caused by a defective gene, known as _____.

2. Which of the following is true about medications and treating symptoms of cognitive decline in Alzheimer's patients?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This brief quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of severe cognitive impairment, including related diseases and treatment options.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what you'll be tested on:

  • Cause of severe cognitive impairment that can result from a stroke
  • Disease caused by a defective gene that results in cognitive impairment
  • Effects of medications that treat symptoms of cognitive decline in Alzheimer's patients
  • Progressive brain disease where healthy brain cells are attached and memory declines
  • Best treatment option for patients with severe cognitive impairment

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding cognitive decline in Alzheimer's patients
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about progressive brain disease
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about severe cognitive impairment in a different light

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