CNA Care of Cognitively Impaired Residents 1

A resident with Alzheimer’s disease tells the nurse aide that she smells smoke. The nurse aide should

Often the first symptom of Alzheimer's disease is a loss of short-term memory. The client can still recall events and information about the past until the disease progresses to complete loss of brain function. Depending on the stage of Alzheimer's, a client could certainly detect the smell of a fire.

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