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Care of the Patient With a Neurological Disorder

Neurological Assessment History Headaches Loss of function Visual acuity Seizures Numbness Pain Personality change Mood swing Fatigue Mental Status Orientation Mood and behavior General knowledge Short term memory Long term memor Level of consciousness Glasgow Coma Scale Eye opening Verbal

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Neurological Assessment

  Nervous System Divided into two regions 1. Central Nervous System (CNS) 2. Peripheral Nervous System (PNS)   CNS – Brain Control center of body Covered and protected by scalp, skull, and meninges “ dura matter – arachnoid – pia

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Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease And nursing Care plan

• Three most cognitive problems in adults – Delirium (acute confusion) – Dementia – Depression • These problems often occur together   Dementia • A syndrome characterized by – Dysfunction or loss of memory – Orientation – Attention – Language

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Cerebral palsy (CP) and Nursing Care Plan

• CP is a non-progressive CNS disorder of strength, muscle control, posture or movement due to brain injury occurring early during brain growth. It can occur from developmental defects in the brain or trauma at birth or shortly after birth.

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Hydrocephalus,Myelomeningocele,Papilledema, Nursing Management and Intervention

Hydrocephalus • An excess of CSF in the ventricles and subarachnoid spaces of brain. Increased intracranial pressure resulting from excess fluid leads to enlargement of the head in an infant whose sutures are not closed. • Types of Hydrocephalus –

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