Dementia & Delirium

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Dementia & Delirium

This Quizz is to understand factors and dealing with dementia patients.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following are early symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease ?
    • A. 

      Deterioration in communication

    • B. 

      Impaired judgement

    • C. 

      Impaired memory

    • D. 

      Loss of mobility

  • 2. 
    Is the following statement True or False? "All types of dementia are progressive and not able to be cured".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Do imaging tests (e.g.,Xray, MRI, CAT scan) usually allow types of dementia to be diagnosed?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 4. 
    In question 4 (below), the term "multi-infarct dementia" is used.The term "vascular dementia" is now the more commonly used term.  A 75 year old man presents with general onset of cognitive impairment, which is fluctuating,together with falls,visual hallucinations,and parkinsonism. What is the most likely diagnosis? (Clue:This is one of the rare types of dementia).
    • A. 

      Multi=infarct dementia

    • B. 

      Alzheimer's disease

    • C. 

      Lewy Body dementia

  • 5. 
    Delirium could be caused by.
    • A. 

      Pain

    • B. 

      Dehydration

    • C. 

      Urinary tract infection

    • D. 

      Agitation

    • E. 

      A,b,c,

  • 6. 
    Agitation may be reduced by:
    • A. 

      Having a 'companion animal' in the ward

    • B. 

      Multi-sensory rooms

    • C. 

      Simulated presence therapy

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    The most accurate way to assess if a resident has pain is.
    • A. 

      For all the nurses to observe the resident together

    • B. 

      To monitor the residents vital signs for any changes

    • C. 

      To ask the resident if he/she has any pain

    • D. 

      To use the intuitive skills of the usual care staff

  • 8. 
    Factors that could trigger agitation include.
    • A. 

      Not enough exercise

    • B. 

      Not enough stimulation

    • C. 

      Tiredness

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    A resident with impaired vision is more likely to be verbally agitated.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
     Anticonvulsant (seizure) medication my improve agitation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    A behavioural pain assessment tool accurately determines the intensity of pain experienced by a resident.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    A resident who is agitated by lunchtime each day needs to balance the arousal by resting quietly all afternoon.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    A resident with dementia who is less active than usual may have an infection causing delirium.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Training aged care facilty staff about problem behaviours can reduce restraint use,even if there's an increase in the numbers of problem behaviours.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Aromatherapy is a pharmacological treatment that can reduce agitation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Positive comfort measures such as massage or diversion should be tried for agitated residents before trying to find the cause of the agitation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Residents who are agitated may be responding to the mood of the caregiver.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Residents with severe dementia are at low risk delirium.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Using restraints may increase agitation in residents with dementia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False