6- Agressive Behavior

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6- Agressive Behavior

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  • 1. 
    The resident with dementia who is experiencing agitation can escalate to aggression
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 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

  • 4. 
    Threatening consequences to a resident who is not responding to your request can escalate agitation and lead to aggression.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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