1. Which of the following statements is more appropriate when preventing or managing catastrophic reactions? “Dont go out that door.” “Why are you
1. Which of the following statements is more appropriate when preventing or managing catastrophic reactions?
“Dont go out that door.”
“Why are you upset?”
“Please come with me.”
“Tell me how I can help.”
2. You have noticed that Samantha has a catastrophic reaction every time a male caregiver tries to bathe her. What is the best approach to prevent these reactions?
Have only female caregivers give her a bath.
Explain to her that these men will not hurt her.
Provide her with reassurance that she is okay.
Say, “I understand that you are frightened.”
3. How can you be in tune with the person with dementia?
By focusing only on their current behaviors
By knowing their life history and values
By ignoring things that are important to them
By focusing on the disease not the person
4. Mark did not eat breakfast this morning. He is now rummaging through drawers and cabinets as if he is looking for something. When he does not find anything, he starts yelling and hitting the wall. What do you think triggered this catastrophic reaction?
5. Which of the following is an example of an internal trigger?
Ignoring preferences and routines
Presence of unfamiliar people