Patients with Dementia: TEST
Matching Test. Find the answer that best matches each situation. You will not use all the answers.
In the case study about Mr. Blair, the caregivers helped him by proving what?
We can help people with dementia by doing what?
Many times a person with dementia behaves in a difficult fashion because he or she is trying to:
When a person with dementia can't remember how to get in to a car, or starts to brush his hair with his toothbrush, which of the six "Results of Dementia" is causing the problem?
You should do this when starting a conversation with a resident with dementia:
When a person can't think of a word, or the words come out wrong or in the wrong order, they are experiencing which of the six "Results of Dementia?"
This is one way to help a person with dementia perform a task:
It is important that persons with dementia be allowed to do this as much as possible:
It is best to use these kinds of questions when dealing with patients with dementia:
Dementia is a condition that is characterized by:
We should try not to embarrass people with dementia, but instead to:
a.) Out ourselves in their shoes, trying to understand what they feel and think
b.) Tell the person how to do each step in simple language, one thing at a time
c.) Address the person by name, and briefly introduce yourself and state the purpose of your visit
d.) Treat them with respect
e.) Watch for loss of muscle organization
f.) Help them make decisions and retain control over their lives
g.) Watch language loss
h.) Provide strong visual cues (contrasting colors on things the resident uses)
i.) Ask them to give you regular reports on the activities in the facility, giving them a feeling of responsibility similar to the work they did in their career
j.) Ask them to quit complaining and try to be happy
k.) Ask direct, closed questions such as "Would you like to wear this red dress today?" instead of open-ended questions like "What would you like to wear today?"
l.) Watch for loss of intellectual abilities, and personality changes
m.) Cope with or compensate for lost abilities
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