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The charge nurse in a long-term care facility is called to assess an older adult client diagnosed with Alzheimer disease who has fallen and has a head laceration. The nurse is aware that the Glasgow Coma Scale is not an accurate tool to assess this client's level of consciousness because of which reason?

▸ The client is in a long-term care facility.

▸ The client is an older adult.

▸ The client has a head laceration.

▸ The client has been diagnosed with Alzheimer disease.
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The client has been diagnosed with Alzheimer disease.

The client's Alzheimer disease hampers the nurse's ability to fully assess the client's responses on the Glasgow Coma Scale.

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