Exam : Dementia Care: Preventing Catastrophic Reactions 1. A…

Question Answered step-by-step Exam : Dementia Care: Preventing Catastrophic Reactions 1. A… Exam : Dementia Care: Preventing Catastrophic Reactions1. A person’s life history is of no help when providing dementia care.TrueFalse2. What are catastrophic reactions?Appropriate reactions to traumatic eventsInappropriate reactions to traumatic eventsEmotionally intense responses to an eventThe result of poor dementia care3. Which of the following is an example of an internal trigger?Ignoring preferences and routinesPresence of unfamiliar peopleExcess noiseFrustration4. Sarah is crying and pacing because she thinks she needs to pick up her children from school. What should you do?Tell Sarah that her children are grown with children of their own.Allow Sarah time to realize that she is delusional.Reassure Sarah that her children are fine then ask her to tell you about them.Remind her that this type of behavior is inappropriate.5. You notice that Harold started having a catastrophic reaction after a loud western movie came on T.V. What is the best approach to resolve the situation?Provide reassurance that everything is okay.Say, “I understand that you are feeling confused.”Give Harold time to get used to the noise.Turn the volume on the T.V. down or off completely.6. Which of the following is an appropriate guideline for preventing catastrophic reactions?Assume a neutral body position.Avoid eye contact.Use complex phrases.Rush the person.7. Which of the following is an inappropriate guideline for defusing a catastrophic reaction?Avoid invading the persons personal space.Think about their thought process in relation to the behavior.Focus on the persons emotions not the behavior.Have more than one person approach at the same time.8. 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.”9. Kenneth is having a catastrophic reaction because he thinks he has lost his keys. What should you do?Say, “You know that you cant drive anymore.”Say, “Let me help you look for your keys.”Say, “Can you remember the last place you put them?”Say, “Youve forgotten that you dont have a car anymore.”10. Catastrophic reactions are usually the result of all of the following except:An inability to understand sensory information in the environmentAn inability to understand what others are doingAn inability to communicate their needs, wants, and feelingsAn inability to know when to get helpĀ  Health Science Science Nursing BIO 332 Share QuestionEmailCopy link Comments (0)