Chapter 20: Care of the Adult with Dementia

1. Dementia is increasing in the UK every ten years by ______.

  1. 1,000
  2. 10,000
  3. 25,000
  4. 150,000

Answer: D

2. How do most people with dementia wish to be viewed?

  1. as sufferers
  2. as patients
  3. as living well
  4. just ageing

Answer: C

3. Which form is dementia is the most common?

  1. vascular dementia
  2. Alzheimer’s disease
  3. frontotemporal dementia
  4. lewy body dementia

Answer: B

4. What are the main group of features experienced by people with Alzheimer’s disease?

  1. memory problems, incontinence, language difficulties
  2. slow progression, declining memory, poor visuospatial skills
  3. slow thinking, low mood, rapid deterioration
  4. fluctuation in consciousness, tremor, hallucinations

Answer: B

5. What are the two most important preventative strategies for vascular dementia?

  1. stop smoking, reduce blood pressure
  2. exercise and a Mediterranean diet
  3. being sociable, regular check ups
  4. stop drinking alcohol, take statins

Answer: A

6. Assessment for the person with dementia must include ______.

  1. cooperation from the person
  2. a person-centred approach
  3. all the person’s deficits
  4. information the doctor needs

Answer: B

7. What are the two difficulties found in early stage dementia?

  1. poor organisation and anxiety
  2. losing possessions and poor personal care
  3. hallucinations and falls
  4. loss of verbal communication and poor mobility

Answer: A

8. How could you communicate effectively with the person who has advanced dementia?

  1. use a loud voice
  2. smile and make eye contact
  3. use single words
  4. touch the person first

Answer: B

9. Which of these is NOT a therapeutic approach in dementia care?

  1. reality orientation
  2. cognitive stimulation
  3. reminiscence
  4. life story work

Answer: A

10. Which of these are NOT a principle of the acts that safeguard the person with dementia?

  1. Capacity should be assumed.
  2. Decisions should include the person if possible.
  3. Decisions should be the least intrusive possible.
  4. There is a point when the person with dementia cannot make any decisions.

Answer: D