Wandering And Elopement Risks And Reason Trivia Quiz

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Different patients exhibit different behaviors based on what they are ailing from. Patients that are suffering from Alzheimer’s have been known to be prone to wandering and elopement risks and therefore need to be watched or measures placed to ensure their safety. Take up the quiz below and get to see how much you know about these risks and how to control them.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    "Checking" is a type of wandering in which the resident:

    • A.

      Must be checked every few minutes

    • B.

      Repeatedly seeks the whereabouts of the caregiver or another person

    • C.

      Opens doors repeatedly, checking to see if someone is there

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Repeatedly seeks the whereabouts of the caregiver or another person
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Repeatedly seeks the whereabouts of the caregiver or another person." This type of wandering behavior involves the resident constantly searching for the location of the caregiver or another individual. They may ask where the person is or try to find them by going to different areas of the facility. This behavior can be a result of anxiety, confusion, or a need for reassurance and can be challenging for caregivers to manage.

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  • 2. 

    "Trailing" is a type of wandering. Which of the following statements is/are true regarding trailing?

    • A.

      The resident follows closely behind a person

    • B.

      Trailing can stress out other residents who are being trailed

    • C.

      The resident may trail caregivers or visitors as they leave the facility

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Trailing refers to a behavior where a resident closely follows behind a person. This behavior can cause stress to other residents who are being trailed, as they may feel uncomfortable or crowded. Additionally, the resident may also trail caregivers or visitors as they leave the facility. Therefore, all of the given statements are true regarding trailing.

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  • 3. 

    Excessive and aimless walking may have serious effects on a resident's health. These effects include:

    • A.

      Weight loss, dehydration, and fatigue

    • B.

      Malnutrition, loss of appetite, and stress

    • C.

      Exhaustion, mental fatigue, and headaches

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Weight loss, dehydration, and fatigue
    Explanation
    Excessive and aimless walking can lead to weight loss, dehydration, and fatigue. When a person walks excessively without proper rest and hydration, they burn more calories than they consume, resulting in weight loss. Additionally, walking for extended periods without drinking enough water can cause dehydration. This can lead to symptoms such as fatigue, as the body lacks the necessary fluids to function properly. Therefore, it is important to balance physical activity with rest and hydration to maintain good health.

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  • 4. 

    Though any type of wandering could lead to an invasion of privacy, what kind of wandering is often associated with the invasion of privacy of other residents?

    • A.

      Trailing

    • B.

      Excessive

    • C.

      Inappropriate purpose

    • D.

      Nighttime walking

    Correct Answer
    C. Inappropriate purpose
    Explanation
    Inappropriate purpose is often associated with the invasion of privacy of other residents. This suggests that when someone wanders with the intention of invading others' privacy, it is likely to result in a breach of privacy. This could involve actions such as snooping, spying, or intentionally intruding into others' personal spaces without their consent.

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  • 5. 

    Nighttime walking is a kind of wandering in which the resident frequently wanders at night. To best serve this resident, caregivers should:

    • A.

      Chick on the resident frequently throughout the night

    • B.

      Ensure the physical environment in comfortable (enough blankets, nightgown fits appropriately, etc.)

    • C.

      Ensure comfort and give reassurance

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above". Nighttime walking is a common behavior among residents, and to best serve them, caregivers should check on them frequently throughout the night to ensure their safety. They should also ensure that the physical environment is comfortable by providing enough blankets and ensuring that their nightgown fits appropriately. Additionally, caregivers should provide comfort and reassurance to the resident to help alleviate any anxiety or restlessness they may be experiencing. Therefore, all of these actions are necessary to best serve the resident.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following is not considered a high-rist time of day for wandering?

    • A.

      After waking up

    • B.

      During entertainment

    • C.

      Shift change

    • D.

      Before and after visitors

    Correct Answer
    A. After waking up
    Explanation
    After waking up is not considered a high-risk time of day for wandering because individuals are typically more alert and oriented after a good night's sleep. They are less likely to wander during this time as they are still adjusting to their surroundings and are not yet fully engaged in their daily activities.

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  • 7. 

    List as many wandering interventions as possible:

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