What is Normal Aging?

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What are the Characteristics of Normal Aging?

• Independence and activities of daily living preserved.

• That person complains of memory loss but can provide details about incidents all forgetfulness.

• Patient is more concerned about memory loss.

• Recent memory of important events and conversations intact.

• Occasional word finding difficulties.

• And does not get lost in familiar territory.

• Able to operate common appliances.

• Maintains previous interpersonal social skills.

• Normal performance on mental status examination.

Additional Reading:

Basic Psychiatry

1. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV (DSM IV)
2. Organic Disorders
3. Major Depressive Disorder vs Dysthymic Disorder
4. What is Classical Conditioning?
5. What is Observational Conditioning?
6. What is Operant Conditioning?
7. How to break bad news to a patient
8. What is Dementia?
9. What is Normal Aging?
10. Factors Promoting Poor Prognosis in Schizophrenia
11. Factors Promoting Good Prognosis in Schizophrenia

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