Dementia due to lack of changes in the brain
Inability to express oneself properly through speech and/or loss of verbal comprehension
Can't understand what is being said
Large blood vessel carrying blood away from the heart to the tissues
Inflammation of the joints & tissues
The ability to think, reason, make & remember decisions
An abnormal deep stupor-sleep like-can't be awakened
Used to describe the condition of patient in coma. Sometimes the word unconscious is used
Infrequent & difficult bowel evacuation
Violent, strong involutary muscular contractions & relaxation
stands for cerebral vascular accident
Slightly bluish grayish discoloration of the skin due to lack of oxygen
Ulcerated, worm away area on the skin. Also called pressure sore.
Distortion/disfiguration in a certain area
False fixed belief (fear of being poisioned or others hurting them)
Progressive deterioration of mental function
Condition in which the body is unable to utilitize the glucose taken in a normal diet. There is imbalance between insulin produced by the body & sugar taken in.
Frequent, watery bowel evacuation
Condition in which the body tissues contain an excessive amount of fluid
standards of behavior; right or wrong
Special customs, langurage, national orgin and/or heritage
Illegal use of vulnerable adult's property, or personal items
Arms and/or legs
Study of the elderly
Paralysis of one side of the body (left or right)
Abnormal loss or discharge of blood
High blood pressure
Low blood pressure
Tightly wedged hard stool in bowel
Involuntary evacuation of bowel or bladder
Failure to provide goods and services necessary to avoid physical harm, mental anguish or mental illness
Paralysis of the lower half of the body-from the waist down
Disease causing microorganism; germ
Relates to the body
Artificial or man-made part or organ (dentures, false eyes)
Ulcerated worn away area on the skin. Also called decubitus ulcer
Rhythmical throbing of artery showing how fast heart is beating
Assisting residents to be aware of time, place, and person
Go back, as a child-like behavior
The act of breathing. One inspiration and one expiration = one respiration
Calmed by the effects of a drug
Force of skin over bone when the bone moves but the skin stays at point of contact
Depression of body functions, principally the circulatory and respiratory systems
Evidence of something abnormal in the body which is observed by the nursing team through seeing, listening, touching, or smelling
Practices that reduce risk of deseases transmission like wearing gloves or washing hands
Measurement of degree of heat
Area from neck to legs
Small blood vessels carrying blood to the heart to be re-oxygenated
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