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Module Six

Alzheimers

QuestionAnswer
This occurs when a person leaves the agency without staff knowledge. Elopement
A false belief is? Delusion
Seeing, hearing, smelling, or feeling something that is not real. Hallucination
Increased signs, symptoms, and behavior of AD during hours of darkness. Sundowning
A state of temporary but acute mental confusion that comes on suddenly. Delirium
The loss of cognitive function and social function that interferes with routine personal, social, and occupational activities. Dementia
A false dementia. Pseudodementia
This involves memory, thinking, reasoning, ability to understand, judgement, and behavior. Cognitive function
A disorder of the mind; the person has false beliefs and suspicion about a person or situation. Paranoia
The classic sign of Alzheimer's Disease ( AD). Gradual loss of short term memory.
In mild AD, the person may have this. Problems making new memories
As AD progresses to moderate AD the person may need this. Assistance with activities of daily living.
In severe AD the person the person may do this. Cry out when touched or transferred.
When a person wanders with AD wanders, the major risk is? Life threatening accidents can occur.
When a person with AD has symptoms of sundowning, it may be due to? Being tired or hungry.
Too much stimuli from being asked too many questions all at once can overwhelm a person and cause this? Catastrophic reactions
Created by: mstearns