Do you know how to treat Alzheimer's patients? This nursing care quiz will teach you the do's and don'ts! Would you like to try this quiz? When it comes to Alzheimer's patients, the focus is on managing the behavioral symptoms and slowing down the disease's progression. Medications called cholinesterase inhibitors are used for mild to moderate symptoms. The goal is to minimize the symptoms and help the person lead a healthy life. Answer the questions and see exactly how much there is to know.
Balancing a checkbook.
Relating to family members.
Remembering his own name
Attempt humor to alter the client mood.
Explore reasons for the client’s altered mood.
Reduce environmental stimuli to redirect the client’s attention.
Use logic to point out reality aspects.
Tell the client family that it is time to get dressed.
Obtain assistance to restrain the client for safety.
Remain calm and talk quietly to the client.
Call the doctor and request an order for sedation.
Offering nourishing finger foods to help maintain the client's nutritional status.
Providing emotional support and individual counseling.
Monitoring the client to prevent minor illnesses from turning into major problems.
Suggesting new activities for the client and family to do together.
Occasional irritable outbursts.
Lack of spontaneity.
Inability to perform self-care activities.
Vascular dementia has more abrupt onset
The duration of vascular dementia is usually brief
Personality change is common in vascular dementia
The inability to perform motor activities occurs in vascular dementia
“Where is your pain located?”
“Do you hurt? (pause) “Do you hurt?”
“Can you describe your pain?”
“Where do you hurt?”
Stay with the client and encourage him to eat.
help the client fill out his menu.
give the client privacy during meals.
Fill out the menu for the client.
At least 2 full meals a day is eaten.
We go to a group discussion every week at our community center.
We have safety bars installed in the bathroom and have 24 hour alarms on the doors.
The medication is not a problem to have it taken 3 times a day.
Take no action because it is the family member saying that to the client
Talk to the family member and explain that what she/he has said is not appropriate for the client
Give the family member the number for an Elder Abuse Hot line
Document what the family member has said
Chronic fatigue syndrome
"You know you had breakfast 30 minutes ago."
"I am so sorry that they didn’t get you breakfast. I’ll report it to the charge nurse."
"I’ll get you some juice and toast. Would you like something else?"
"You will have to wait a while; lunch will be here in a little while."
Recommend the patient remain in her room at all times.
Recommend family members bring pictures to the patient’s room.
Recommend a speech therapy consult to the doctor.
Recommend the patient attempt to walk pushing the w/c for safety.
Perform activities of daily living for the client to decease frustration.
Provide a stimulating environment.
Establish and maintain a routine.
Try to reason with the client as much as possible.
Failing to recognize familiar objects
Wandering at night
Failing to communicate
Check for improvement in resident memory after medication therapy is initiated.
Use the Mini-Mental State Examination to assess residents every 6 months.
Assist residents to toilet every 2 hours to decrease risk for urinary intolerance.
Develop individualized activity plans after consulting with residents and family.
Decreased Cardiac Output related to poor myocardial contractility
Caregiver Role Strain related to continuous need for providing care
Ineffective Therapeutic Regimen Management related to poor patient memory
Risk for Falls related to patient wandering behavior during the night
receives adequate nutrition and hydration
Will reminisce to decrease isolation
Remains in a safe and secure environment
Independently performs self care
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gerhig’s disease)
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