6- Agressive Behavior

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The resident with dementia who is experiencing agitation can escalate to aggression

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    People with dementia often experience agitation, which is a state of restlessness, irritability, and anxiety. When agitation is not managed properly, it can escalate to aggression, which involves physical or verbal violence towards oneself or others. This can occur due to various factors such as confusion, frustration, fear, or discomfort. Therefore, it is true that a resident with dementia who is experiencing agitation can escalate to aggression.

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  • 2. 

    Signs of agitation may include:

    • A.

      Restlessness

    • B.

      Different than normal body language or facial expressions

    • C.

      Pacing

    • D.

      Fear

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because all the mentioned signs - restlessness, different than normal body language or facial expressions, pacing, and fear - can indicate agitation. Agitation is a state of being restless, anxious, or disturbed, which can manifest in various ways including physical movements, facial expressions, and emotional responses such as fear. Therefore, all the listed signs can be considered as indicators of agitation.

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  • 3. 

    When approaching a resident to offer your assistance in ambulating or transfer, extend your arms slowly with:

    • A.

      Your palms down, ready to grasp their arms

    • B.

      Your palms up in a gesture of offering assistance

    Correct Answer
    B. Your palms up in a gesture of offering assistance
    Explanation
    When approaching a resident to offer assistance in ambulating or transferring, it is recommended to extend your arms with your palms up in a gesture of offering assistance. This gesture conveys a non-threatening and supportive approach, indicating that you are there to help and not to overpower or control the resident. It also allows the resident to easily grasp your hands or arms if they need assistance or support.

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  • 4. 

    Threatening consequences to a resident who is not responding to your request can escalate agitation and lead to aggression.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Threatening consequences to a resident who is not responding to a request can escalate their agitation and potentially lead to aggression. This is because the resident may feel cornered, threatened, or provoked, causing them to react defensively or aggressively. It is important to approach and communicate with residents in a non-threatening and respectful manner to prevent such escalation and maintain a peaceful environment.

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  • 5. 

    "Change of Face" is a term used often when dealing with residents with demenia. It means:

    • A.

      Change your facial expression and tone of voice if the resident is not responding appropriately

    • B.

      Have another caregiver attempt to communicate to the resident

    Correct Answer
    B. Have another caregiver attempt to communicate to the resident
    Explanation
    When dealing with residents with dementia, the term "Change of Face" refers to the strategy of having another caregiver attempt to communicate with the resident if they are not responding appropriately. This approach recognizes that sometimes a different caregiver may have a better rapport or communication style with the resident, leading to more effective communication and understanding.

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  • 6. 

    If a resident is acting aggressively with other residents in the area, what is the first action you should take?

    • A.

      Escort the other residents from the area

    • B.

      Call 9-1-1

    • C.

      Contact the physician

    Correct Answer
    A. Escort the other residents from the area
    Explanation
    If a resident is acting aggressively with other residents in the area, the first action to take should be to escort the other residents from the area. This is important to ensure their safety and remove them from the potentially harmful situation. By removing the other residents, it can help de-escalate the situation and prevent any further harm or conflict from occurring. Calling 9-1-1 or contacting the physician may be necessary depending on the severity of the situation, but the immediate priority should be to remove the other residents from harm's way.

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  • 7. 

    In most cases in residential care, a resident who is lashing out is really:

    • A.

      Just a mean person

    • B.

      Trying to communicate something that is important to the resident

    • C.

      Trying to gain something by using aggressive behavior as a tool

    Correct Answer
    B. Trying to communicate something that is important to the resident
    Explanation
    In most cases, when a resident in residential care is lashing out, it is not because they are simply a mean person. Instead, their aggressive behavior is often a way for them to communicate something that is important to them. It could be that they are feeling frustrated, scared, or in pain, and they are using this behavior as a tool to express their needs or emotions. It is important for caregivers to try to understand the underlying message behind the aggression and address the resident's needs or concerns accordingly.

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  • 8. 

    Please list at least 4 factors that may be a trigger to aggressive behavior

  • 9. 

    In order to avoid triggering aggressive behavior in the future, if aggressive behavior does take place, note the:

    • A.

      Time

    • B.

      Place

    • C.

      Who is in the area

    • D.

      What the resident was doing prior to acting out

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    To avoid triggering aggressive behavior in the future, it is important to take note of various factors when aggressive behavior does occur. These factors include the time, place, who is in the area, and what the resident was doing prior to acting out. By noting all of these factors, it becomes easier to identify patterns or triggers for aggressive behavior and take preventive measures accordingly.

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