VS: BP 128/62 mm Hg supine, P 77 bpm, RR 15/min, T 37°C (98.6°F) Gen: Poorly groomed, thin woman looks stated age

Neuro: Folstein Mini Mental Status Exam score 16/30; disoriented to month, date, and day of week, clinic name and floor; poor registration with impaired attention and short-term memory; recalled zero out of three items; good language skills but problems with commands

CT scan: Mild-to-moderate generalized cerebral atrophy

Based on the new information, what is your assessment of the patient?

What nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic interventions could be recommended? What are the short-term and long-term treatment goals?

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