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Alzheimer’s disease 1. A patient is admitted to the unit in the middle stages of Alzheimer's disease. How would the nurse expect to find the patient's state of mind? Unable to perform simple tasks... 2. When teaching the children of a patient who is being evaluated for Alzheimer's disease (AD) about the disorder, the nurse explains that a diagnosis of AD can be made only when other causes of dementia have been ruled out. 3. The patient has been diagnosed with the mild cognitive impairment stage of Alzheimer's disease. What nursing interventions should the nurse expect to use with this patient? Use a calendar and family pictures as memory aids. 4. A patient with Alzheimer's disease (AD) dementia has manifestations of depression. The nurse knows that treatment of the patient with antidepressants will most likely do what? Improve cognitive function 5. The wife of a patient who is manifesting deterioration in memory asks the nurse whether her husband has AD. The nurse explains that a diagnosis of AD is usually made when what happens? All other possible causes of dementia have been eliminated B. Angiotensin-renin system 1. The nurse recognizes that the action of angiotensin II is what? Vasoconstriction 2. The nurse understands that aldosterone secretion is increased when the patient has what? Hyperkalemia 3. With what does the nurse correlate the release of renin? Decreased renal perfusion 4. What are the 2 most common causes that activate the RAAS system? Low cardiac output or low renal perfusion 5. The goal of the RAAS system is to increase BP to thus help restore perfusion pressure to the kidneys [Show More]

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