3- Medications In Dementia care

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  • 1. 

    Medications should not be the preferred choice of managing behaviors.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because medications should not be the first choice for managing behaviors. While medications can be effective in certain cases, they should generally be used as a last resort after other interventions have been tried and proven ineffective. Non-pharmacological approaches such as therapy, counseling, and behavior management techniques should be explored first to address behaviors. Medications can have side effects and may not address the underlying causes of behaviors, so they should be used judiciously and under the guidance of a healthcare professional.

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  • 2. 

    One type of medication is used for treating the disease that causes dementia, another is for managing the behaviors that may be caused by dementia

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because there are different types of medication used for different purposes in relation to dementia. One type of medication is used to treat the disease itself, while another type is used to manage the behaviors that can be caused by dementia. These medications serve different functions and are prescribed based on the specific needs and symptoms of the individual with dementia.

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  • 3. 

    What is the desease that most commonly causes dementia?

    • A.

      Parkinson's Disease

    • B.

      Pneumonia

    • C.

      Alzheimer's Disease

    Correct Answer
    C. Alzheimer's Disease
    Explanation
    Alzheimer's Disease is the most common disease that causes dementia. It is a progressive brain disorder that affects memory, thinking, and behavior. It is characterized by the buildup of abnormal protein deposits in the brain, leading to the death of brain cells and the deterioration of cognitive abilities. Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease include memory loss, confusion, difficulty with language and problem-solving, and changes in mood and behavior. It is estimated that Alzheimer's Disease accounts for 60-80% of all dementia cases.

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  • 4. 

    The use of properly prescribed medications can cure dementia.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Dementia is a progressive neurological disorder that currently has no cure. While medications can help manage the symptoms and slow down the progression of the disease, they cannot cure it completely. Therefore, the statement that the use of properly prescribed medications can cure dementia is false.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following side effects may be caused by anti anxiety medications:

    • A.

      Increased tolerance to the medication

    • B.

      Resident becomes sleepy/sedated

    • C.

      A & b

    Correct Answer
    C. A & b
    Explanation
    Anti-anxiety medications can cause increased tolerance to the medication, meaning that over time, higher doses may be needed to achieve the same effect. These medications can also cause drowsiness and sedation, making the individual feel sleepy. Therefore, both options a and b are correct as they describe possible side effects of anti-anxiety medications.

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  • 6. 

    The physician should be notified when a resident exhibits side effects of a medication

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is important to notify the physician when a resident exhibits side effects of a medication because the physician needs to be aware of any adverse reactions or complications that the resident may be experiencing. This allows the physician to assess the situation, make any necessary adjustments to the medication regimen, and provide appropriate medical intervention if needed. Failure to notify the physician can lead to further harm or complications for the resident. Therefore, it is crucial to promptly inform the physician about any observed side effects.

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  • 7. 

    Which steps should you follow when managing side effects of medications:

    • A.

      Be aware of them

    • B.

      Monitor/get to know the resident

    • C.

      Communicate with staff and the physician following facility protocol

    • D.

      Communicate with the family following facility protocol

    • E.

      Document following facility protocol

    • F.

      Follow through with the physician's orders

    • G.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    G. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above". When managing side effects of medications, it is important to be aware of them, monitor and get to know the resident, communicate with staff and the physician following facility protocol, communicate with the family following facility protocol, document following facility protocol, and follow through with the physician's orders. By following all of these steps, healthcare professionals can effectively manage and address any side effects that may arise from medication use.

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  • 8. 

    By monitoring and getting to know the resident, you will:

    • A.

      Be able to recognize unusual behaviors that may be caused by medication

    • B.

      Be able to choose when to or not to give a medication

    Correct Answer
    A. Be able to recognize unusual behaviors that may be caused by medication
    Explanation
    By monitoring and getting to know the resident, you will have a better understanding of their normal behavior patterns. This allows you to recognize any unusual behaviors that may arise, which could potentially be caused by medication side effects. Being able to identify these behaviors is crucial in ensuring the resident's well-being and safety. Additionally, by knowing the resident well, you can make informed decisions about when to administer medication or when it may be necessary to withhold it based on their current condition. This level of familiarity and observation helps in providing personalized care and minimizing potential risks.

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  • 9. 

    Orthostatic Hypotension is the:

    • A.

      Raising of blood pressure when standing up

    • B.

      Lowering of blood pressure when standing up

    Correct Answer
    B. Lowering of blood pressure when standing up
    Explanation
    Orthostatic hypotension refers to a condition where there is a decrease in blood pressure when a person stands up. This can lead to symptoms such as dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting. It occurs due to the inability of the body to adjust to the change in position, resulting in a drop in blood pressure.

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  • 10. 

    Orthostatic Hypotension may put the resdent at rist for:

    • A.

      Sweating profusely

    • B.

      Falling

    • C.

      Yelling

    Correct Answer
    B. Falling
    Explanation
    Orthostatic hypotension is a condition characterized by a sudden drop in blood pressure when a person stands up from a sitting or lying position. This can cause dizziness, lightheadedness, and a risk of falling. Therefore, the correct answer is "Falling" as orthostatic hypotension can put the resident at risk for falls.

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  • 11. 

    Psychotropic medications:

    • A.

      Take effect and show positive results within minutes of the resident taking the medication

    • B.

      May take time to take effect and show any results

    Correct Answer
    B. May take time to take effect and show any results
    Explanation
    Psychotropic medications are drugs that are used to treat mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and psychosis. These medications work by altering the chemicals in the brain to help regulate mood and behavior. However, it is important to note that the effects of psychotropic medications may not be immediate. It often takes time for the medication to build up in the system and for the individual to experience the full benefits. Therefore, it is more likely that psychotropic medications may take time to take effect and show any results rather than producing immediate positive effects within minutes.

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  • 12. 

    Because a resident's physician ordered medications are important to his health and well being, if a resident refuses to take a prescribed medication, you should:

    • A.

      Summon another caregiver to help you place the medication in the resident's mouth

    • B.

      Do not worry as the resident will most likely take the next dose

    • C.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. None of the above
    Explanation
    It is important to address the situation appropriately when a resident refuses to take a prescribed medication because their health and well-being are at stake. Summoning another caregiver to help administer the medication or assuming that the resident will take the next dose are not appropriate actions to take in this situation. Instead, the caregiver should try to understand the reason behind the refusal, communicate with the resident to address any concerns or fears, and involve the resident's physician or healthcare team if necessary to find alternative solutions.

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  • 13. 

    Communication between you and your facility staff regarding a residents' unusual behavior is:

    • A.

      Important because the resident's unusual behavior may be the result of a medical problem which they may not be able to communicate

    • B.

      Not necessary because the physician has examined the resident recently

    • C.

      Important because the resident's unusual behavior may be the result of a side effect of a new medication

    • D.

      A & c

    Correct Answer
    D. A & c
    Explanation
    Communication between you and your facility staff regarding a resident's unusual behavior is important because the resident's behavior may be the result of a medical problem or a side effect of a new medication. The resident may not be able to communicate their symptoms or discomfort, so it is crucial to share this information with the staff to ensure appropriate care and intervention. Additionally, even if the physician has examined the resident recently, new symptoms or side effects may arise over time, making ongoing communication necessary.

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  • 14. 

    Proper hydration is important for all residents, particularly those taking medications to manage behaviors.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Proper hydration is important for all residents, particularly those taking medications to manage behaviors. This is because medications can sometimes cause side effects such as dry mouth or increased thirst. By staying properly hydrated, these residents can minimize these side effects and maintain overall health and well-being.

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