Introduction To Dementia care! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Dementia Quizzes & Trivia

QUIZ IS ON DEMENTIA- A person who has dementia forgets even the smallest of matters, and they need specialized care so that they don’t lose all their memory and get out of touch with reality. In the quiz below, you will get to assess just how good you are when it comes to the basics of caring for a patient of dementia—all the best as you get to refresh your memory on these patients.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which is most often affected by 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. 
    When a catastrophic reaction occurs, it is best to:
    • 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