Chapter 19 Providing Care for People with Cognitive Changes and Dementia

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Chapter 19 Providing Care for People with Cognitive Changes and Dementia
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- Describe different types of cognitive changes, including age-related memory impairment, mild cognitive impairment, dementia and delirium. - Describe the course of illness for people with dementia and list common symptoms that occur in each stage. - Identify common mental health symptoms often experienced by those with dementia. - Describe appropriate care measures to meet the needs of people with dementia over the course of the illness. - Identify the issues specific to caring for those with dementia, including the display of challenging behaviors. - Discuss effective communication techniques to use when caring for people with dementia. - Discuss the needs of those who provide care for those with dementia, including family embers and nurse assistants.
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  1. 1. Forgetting where you put your wristwatch is an example the memory loss that occurs with:

    A. Delirium
    B. illness
    C. Normal aging
    D. Dementia
    C. Normal aging
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. 2. Dementia is defined as:

    a. Another word for Alzheimer's disease

    b. A group of symptoms involving loss of memory and thinking abilities.

    c. A specific disease that affects memory.

    d. Personality change related to aging.
    b. A group of symptoms involving loss of memory and thinking abilities.
  3. 3. of the people diagnosed with dementia, most have which type:

    a. Alzheimer's disease

    b. Lewy body dementia

    c. Vascular dementia

    d. Frontotemporal dementia
    a. Alzheimer's disease
  4. 4. You have repeatedly asked a resident with dementia to sit in the chair, but he continues to stand looking at you with a confused look.  You then point to the chair and bend your knees as you demonstrate a sitting motion, and he sits in the chair.  The resident is showing:

    A. Amnesia
    B. Expressive aphasia
    C. Receptive aphasia
    D. Apraxia
    C. Receptive aphasia
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  5. 5. you are giving care to a woman who becomes frightened of her reflection in the mirror because she does not recognize herself.  This is an example of:

    A. Hallucinations
    B. Delusions
    C. Agnosia
    D. Amnesia
    C. Agnosia
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  6. 6. A resident has been walking the halls looking into rooms and behind doors.  he is looking worried and keeps pulling at his clothes.  This behavior suggest:

    A. A catastrophic reaction
    B. A delusion
    C. hoarding
    D. Possible need for toileting
    D. Possible need for toileting
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  7. 7. You have taken care of Mr. Edwards, a resident with dementia, for a long time now.  he can no longer walk or talk and is beginning to have difficulty swallowing.  Mr. Edwards is showing signs of:

    A. Vascular dementia
    B. Advanced Alzheimer's disease
    C. Middle stage Alzheimer's disease
    D. Depression
    B. Advanced Alzheimer's disease
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. 8. Every time you try to wash a resident's hair in the shower, she starts screaming and tries to hit you.  You know realize that wetting her hair:

    A. Makers her feel like a child
    B. Is the trigger for her behavior
    C. Causes her pain
    D. Must be done quickly to complete the task
    B. Is the trigger for her behavior
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. 9. The best way to calm a resident who is experiencing a catastrophic reaction it to:

    a. Smile at him

    b. Look into his eyes to show concern

    c. Leave the room

    d. Ignore the behavior so that he will stop, and continue with your task.
    b. Look into his eyes to show concern
  10. 10. Mrs. McDay confronts Mrs. Morgan in the hall and accuses her of wearing her clothes.  Your co-worker raises her voice to Mrs. McDay, saying, "I have already told you several times that Mrs. Morgan's outfit doesn't belong to you.  You need to stop bothering her because I don't have the time for this nonsense."  Your best response would be to:

    a. Report this abuse to your supervisor

    b. Stay out of it because neither Mrs. McDay nor Mrs. Morgan is assigned to you.

    c. Offer to provide assistance to give your co-worker a break from Mrs. McDay.

    d. Remind your co-worker that Mrs. McDay has dementia.
    c. Offer to provide assistance to give your co-worker a break from Mrs. McDay.
  11. 11. Mr. Knight has dementia.  This morning when you tried to help Mr. Knight get dressed, he hit you with his cane.  What is the best way of responding to this behavior?

    a. Ignore it.  Mr. Knight cannot help his actions.

    b. Take Mr. Knights cane away from him

    c. Stop what you are doing, speak to Mr. Knight in a calm, comforting tone of voice, and try distracting him with another activity before attempting to help him with dressing again.

    d. Report Mr. Knight's behavior to the nurse and request that he be given medication to calm him.
    • c. Stop what you are doing, speak to Mr. Knight in a calm, comforting
    • tone of voice, and try distracting him with another activity before
    • attempting to help him with dressing again.
  12. 12. Mrs. McBride, who is normally alert and oriented, is acting very strangely today.  When you answer her call light, she tells you that mice are running up the walls.  This could be a sign of:

    A. Age-related memory impairment
    B. Alzheimer's disease
    C. Delirium
    D. Mental illness
    C. Delirium
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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