Dementia Nursing Mnemonic

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DEMENTIA

  • DEMENTIA Make certain they don’t have problems with:
  • D-Drugs and alcohol
  • E-Eyes and ears
  • M-Metabolic and endocrine disorders
  • E-Emotional disorders
  • N-Neurologic disorders
  • T-Tumors and trauma
  • I-Infection
  • A-Arteriovascular disease

Description

When assessing a patient for dementia it is important to ensure that one of the following listed conditions isn’t an underlying cause for the dementia symptoms.

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