1- Introduction To Dementia Care

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Care Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which is most often affected with dementia?
    • A. 

      Vision, hearing, sense of touch

    • B. 

      Orientation, language, ability to sequence tasks

    • C. 

      Heart function, liver function

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Which type of memory function is usually affected first with dementia?
    • A. 

      Short term

    • B. 

      Long term

  • 3. 
    The ability to remember our parent's names, where we grew up, or where we were married are all examples
    • A. 

      Short term memory

    • B. 

      Long term memory

  • 4. 
    When a resident with dementia refuses to go to the bathroom when encouraged by a caregiver, often it is because:
    • A. 

      He is angry at the caregiver and wants to exercise his rights

    • B. 

      He doesn't understand what the caregiver wants

    • C. 

      He has a bladder infection

  • 5. 
    A resident with impaired judgment needs to be monitored for:
    • A. 

      Safety concerns

    • B. 

      Impulsive actions like crossing the street without looking

    • C. 

      Giving his money away

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    A resident with dementia who keeps trying to get out of the shower before being completely bathed, may be doing this because:
    • A. 

      He has lost the ability to sequence tasks and simply thinks he is done

    • B. 

      He needs to be disciplined better

    • C. 

      He does not like the facility

  • 7. 
    One important thing to remember when caring for persons with dementia is that:
    • A. 

      Every resident should be treated the same

    • B. 

      Residents with dementia will typically lose the ability to love

    • C. 

      Residents are unique individuals and we should recognize their differences

  • 8. 
    A resident who has trouble with memory loss, sleeping, cannot dress themselves easily and sometimes gets lost walking around the community, is most likely in what stage of dementia?
    • A. 

      Early stage

    • B. 

      Middle stage

    • C. 

      Late stage

  • 9. 
    Residents do best with a "normalized environment." Which of the statements below, best describes a normalized environment?
    • A. 

      An environment that has had all decorations removed so the resident is safe.

    • B. 

      An environment where staff carefully treat the residents like babies, lovingly caring for them.

    • C. 

      An environment that looks like a regular home with items the resident can successfully use.

  • 10. 
    What are some reasons for challenging behaviors?
    • A. 

      Poor physical health, pain

    • B. 

      Too much clutter

    • C. 

      Asking the residents to do tasks that are overwhelming

    • D. 

      A and c

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    If a resident has trouble understanding what you are saying you should:
    • A. 

      Repeat the statement using the same words

    • B. 

      Repeat what you want using different words

    • C. 

      Raise your voice so it is louder

  • 12. 
    When speaking to residents with dementia, ____________ sentences are best to use.
    • A. 

      Short

    • B. 

      Long

  • 13. 
    When a resident has a catastrophic reaction you may see:
    • A. 

      Hitting

    • B. 

      Yelling

    • C. 

      Running

    • D. 

      Combative behavior

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Use firm clear commands with forceful language

    • B. 

      Use force to keep the resident safe

    • C. 

      Do not wait until the resident has calmed down, as this sends the mesage that it is acceptable for them to act that way

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    When using a technique called "change of face" when a resident is upset, it means to:
    • A. 

      Have another caregiver step in to help the resident

    • B. 

      Change your facial expression

    • C. 

      Massage the residents face gently