Disorders of Brain Function

Fifty-four-year-old Fred is complaining of a headache that started about 2 weeks ago. For the past 2 days, the headache has increased in severity, and he is photophobic and has uncial rigidity and projectile vomiting. CT scan results show an arteriovenous malformation in the basal artery and a small hemorrhagic bleed in the middle meningeal artery.

  1. How is the concept of “disorders of brain function” related to Fred’s presenting symptoms?
  2. What aspects of cerebral circulation would come into play in Fred’s case?

Identify the different theories and their implications on the aging process.

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  1. Define aging from biologic, sociologic, and psychological theories.
  2. Develop nursing interventions based on the psychosocial issues and biologic changes associated with older adulthood.
  3. Discuss several nursing implications for each of the major biologic, sociologic, and psychological theories of aging.
  4. Based on your experience what health promotion strategies would you recommend to facilitate successful aging?


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