Exam : Managing Behaviors in Persons with Dementia
1. Which of the following would not be an appropriate behavior management technique for rummaging?
Creating bins or drawers with items the person can rummage through
Engaging the person in an activity that keeps their hands busy
Keeping childproof locks on all drawers and doors to prevent rummaging
Giving the person an empty bin to put things in when rummaging
2. When communicating with a person with dementia, you should:
Try to reason with them
Over explain so they understand
Use terms of endearment to gain their trust
Use multisensory clues to help them understand
3. Which of the following would likely not be a cause of rummaging behaviors?
The person wants to make a mess.
The person thinks that something is missing.
The person forgot where they put an object.
The person is comforted by touching their belongings.
4. Which of the following would not be an appropriate behavior management technique for wandering?
Placing a sign that says “STOP” on exit doors
Restricting all access to the outdoors
Restricting access to areas with chemicals or other hazardous items
Blocking access to stairs
5. When managing confusion, you should:
Argue with the person about their reality.
Do things differently each day.
Feed into the person’s paranoia.
Offer a solution to the problem.