Dementia Case Study


Dementia Case Study

The nurse is caring for a 43-year-old African American patient admitted with the diagnosis of status epilepticus. After a 3-day stay in the ICU, the patient was transferred to the neurology unit. They have a history of obesity, hypertension, pre-diabetes, and migraines. Additionally, there is a history of depression, obesity, hypertension, pre-diabetes, and migraines. Discharge medications include Lisinopril, Neurontin, Depakote, Imitrex, Sertraline, and Wellbutrin.

  • Describe the education required for this patient.
  • Describe how you would assess barriers to education.
  • How would the effectiveness of the education be determined?
  • Support/explain your thought processes as you determined what was needed for this patient.


Create an educational PowerPoint about stroke and nursing responsibilities. The contents of the presentation should include:

    • Title (1 slide)
    • Compare and contrast between the different types of stroke (2-3 slides)
    • The clinical manifestations and diagnostic studies for strokes. Briefly describe the NIH stroke scale. (3-4
    • slides)
    • The intraprofessional care of strokes: includes prevention, drug, and surgical care (3-4 slides)
    • The nursing considerations with acute care of both types of stroke (2-3 slides)
    • The nursing management, teaching, and rehabilitation needs of a patient with a stroke (3-4)
    • References (1 slide)

Review the rubric for assignment requirements

Assignment Expectations

Length: Minimum of 16 slides, which includes title, and reference slide. Each slide should follow the 6×6 rule (6 bullet points no longer than 6 words). Add any pictures, graphs, videos, etc. to enhance your presentation.

Structure: Include a title slide and reference slide in APA format.

References: Use the appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions. Include at least three (3) scholarly resources to support your claims.

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