Information processing speed
Ability to maintain divided attention
Inability to name the last three presidents
Inability to express emotional aspects of speech
Inability to recall the names and birthdays of siblings
Inability to demonstrate correct use of a car ignition key
Inability to recall three words after a three-minute delay
Total parenteral nutrition
Nasogastric tube feeding
Frequent small sips of water
The average total time spent asleep in a 24-hour period decreases.
On average, the total proportion of sleep time spent in REM sleep decreases.
REM latency increases and the length of the initial REM period decreases.
Delta wave amplitude decreases and proportionally less time is spent in stage 3 and stage 4 sleep.
Individuals over the age of 65 years who sleep longer than 9 hours have decreased mortality compared with those who sleep fewer hours.
Refer the son to an orthopedic surgeon.
Try to dissuade the son from using deception.
Refuse to see the patient under these conditions.
Agree to see the patient and deal with the situation at the appointment.
Prescribe the necessary medications over the phone without requiring the patient to come in for a visit
Less comorbidity with alcohol abuse.
Less association with depressive symptoms.
Ten percent loss of hippocampal volume per year
Diffuse cerebral atherosclerosis in fine arterioles
Loose aggregates of amorphous material with amyloid
Widespread neurofibrillary tangles in the frontal and temporal cortex