J Korean Biol Nurs Sci.  2020 Aug;22(3):172-175. 10.7586/jkbns.2020.22.3.172.

Neurodegenerative Dementias: A Brief Review

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  • 1College of Nursing, Seattle University, Seattle, WA, USA
  • 2Movement Disorders Unit, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA

Abstract

Purpose
The purpose of this paper is to provide nurses with a concise review on neurodegenrative dementias. This review includes pathophysiology, clinical course, and tips on management of dementias from Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson disease (PD) and lewy body dementia (LBD). Considering increasing numbers of dementia cases among older adults, nurses who are cognizant about dementia care are instrumental in maximizing daily activities and quality of life of patients with cognitive impairment and dementia.

Keyword

Alzheimer’s disease; dementia; Lewy body disease; Parkinson disease
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