Chapter 20: Care of the Adult with Dementia
1. Dementia is increasing in the UK every ten years by ______.
2. How do most people with dementia wish to be viewed?
- as sufferers
- as patients
- as living well
- just ageing
3. Which form is dementia is the most common?
- vascular dementia
- Alzheimer’s disease
- frontotemporal dementia
- lewy body dementia
4. What are the main group of features experienced by people with Alzheimer’s disease?
- memory problems, incontinence, language difficulties
- slow progression, declining memory, poor visuospatial skills
- slow thinking, low mood, rapid deterioration
- fluctuation in consciousness, tremor, hallucinations
5. What are the two most important preventative strategies for vascular dementia?
- stop smoking, reduce blood pressure
- exercise and a Mediterranean diet
- being sociable, regular check ups
- stop drinking alcohol, take statins
6. Assessment for the person with dementia must include ______.
- cooperation from the person
- a person-centred approach
- all the person’s deficits
- information the doctor needs
7. What are the two difficulties found in early stage dementia?
- poor organisation and anxiety
- losing possessions and poor personal care
- hallucinations and falls
- loss of verbal communication and poor mobility
8. How could you communicate effectively with the person who has advanced dementia?
- use a loud voice
- smile and make eye contact
- use single words
- touch the person first
9. Which of these is NOT a therapeutic approach in dementia care?
- reality orientation
- cognitive stimulation
- life story work
10. Which of these are NOT a principle of the acts that safeguard the person with dementia?
- Capacity should be assumed.
- Decisions should include the person if possible.
- Decisions should be the least intrusive possible.
- There is a point when the person with dementia cannot make any decisions.