Migraine Headaches Tension Headaches Meningitis
Risk Factors
Clinical Manifestations



Dementia Depression Anxiety
Risk Factors
Clinical Manifestations

Part 2:

Choose a pain or neurologic syndrome to explore. You can also choose a diagnosis not listed (that coincides with your advanced practice specialty) as long as it relates to the neurological function.

Present a hypothetical case that includes the following:

  1. Vital information about a person who might be predisposed to this condition (I.e., a person who may have risk factors for this condition).
  2. The pathophysiology of the disease, including clinical manifestations.
  3. Which diagnostic tests you’d recommend and a rationale for the one(s) you choose.
  4. How this condition compares to other differentials.
  5. The evidence-based recommendations from the or guidelines recommended from a professional organization. Based on these recommendations, discuss how to manage the condition best.
  6. A patient safety issue that could be associated with the condition presented in this case.

Part 3:

Answer these reflection questions:

  1. What information would a master’s prepared nurse gather from a patient with this condition?
  2. How could the master’s prepared nurse use this information to design a patient education session for someone with this condition?
  3. What was the most confusing or challenging information presented in this case?


  • Your paper should be 3–4 pages (excluding cover and reference pages).
  • Use medical terminology and appropriate graduate level writing.
  • Your resources must include research articles and reference to non-research evidence-based
  • Use APA format to style your paper and to cite your sources. Your source(s) should be integrated into the paragraphs. Use internal citations pointing to evidence in the literature and supporting your ideas. You will need to include a reference page listing those sources. Cite a minimum of three resources.

Requirements: 3 – 4 pages

Answer preview

To confirm the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, one has to conduct the following tests. One is cognitive assessment, which involves conducting standardized tests to evaluate memory, attention, language, and executive functions. Another test is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or positron emission tomography (PET) scans that help assess structural changes and detect abnormal amyloid protein deposition. Genetic testing, such as APOE genotyping, is important in identifying potential risk factors.

Differential Diagnosis

Differential diagnoses for dementia include other types of dementia, such as vascular dementia or Lewy body dementia (Zhang, Tian, Wang, Ma, & Tan et al., 2021). Other differential diagnosis includes psychiatric conditions and reversible causes of cognitive impairment such as thyroid dysfunction.

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