How Much Do You Know Sundowning? Trivia Quiz

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How Much Do You Know Sundowning? Trivia Quiz

Sundowning or sundown syndrome is a neurological occurrence that pertains to increased confusion and anxiety in those suffering from delirium or some form of dementia. It is mostly associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Put your understanding on the test and complete this quiz about sundowning.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does the term Sundowning refer to?
    • A. 

      People who feel tired after sunset.

    • B. 

      People with dementia that have behavior problems in the late afternoon and evening hours.

    • C. 

      People who enjoy watching sunsets.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 2. 
    The symptoms of Alzheimer's disease include deficits in:
    • A. 

      Memory

    • B. 

      Visual-spatial orientation

    • C. 

      Concentration

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Which of the following may not describe a resident with sundowning behavior in the late afternoon or evening?
    • A. 

      Suspicious

    • B. 

      Playful

    • C. 

      Confused

    • D. 

      Agitated

  • 4. 
    Some of the causes of sundowning may include:
    • A. 

      Lack of evening activities

    • B. 

      Difficulty seeing at night

    • C. 

      Gender

    • D. 

      Both "a" and "b"

  • 5. 
    Which of the following statements best describes a care provider's role in caring for a resident with sundowning?
    • A. 

      Provide a calm environment and activities

    • B. 

      Force the resident to calm themselves down using a firm tone of voice

    • C. 

      Ignore the resident's behavior because it is just a plea for attention

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Sundowning interventions include:
    • A. 

      Providing enough daytime activities.

    • B. 

      Monitoring the resident's diet.

    • C. 

      Removing or preventing environmental causes.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 7. 
    If a resident is showing symptoms of sundowning and is becoming increasingly agitated with a particular caregiver, the best solution is to:
    • A. 

      Talk with a commanding tone of voice until the resident changes their behavior

    • B. 

      Threaten an appropriate form of disciplinary action

    • C. 

      Ask the caregiver to move away and bring a different caregiver in

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Which of the following may contribute to success in managing sundowning behavior?
    • A. 

      Small groups

    • B. 

      Physical exercise

    • C. 

      Way finding

    • D. 

      Stimulating the senses

    • E. 

      All of the above

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