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A comprehensive & thorough assessment is in order for all of the conditions we speak about. Components are (5)
CPPSS

Current & historical factors
Physical health condition
Soc/Env/Personal & Health-Related Stressors
Patterns of Coping
Social hx and related traumatic life events

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Older clients may require additional ______ , ________ and __________ to build and sustain a _________ ______________.

Time
Patience
Compassion
Therapeutic Alliance

3

We use the aforementioned strategies to ______ & _____ a relationship with clients.

Engage & Build

4

T/F Additional assessment tools may be substituted in place of a complete assessment.

FALSE - Additional tools may be added into but not in place of.

5

Examples of additional assessment tools?

CAGE
MMSE
Mini-Cog

6

Anxiety is defined as:

Diffuse, Unpleasant, Vague feeling of apprehensive expectation and worry accompanied by a range of behavioural symptoms.

7

Examples of behavioural symptoms? (6)
FR DIMS
(Fran Racher dims the lights)

Restlessness
Fatigue
Difficulty Concentrating
Irritability
Muscle Tension
Sleep Disturbance

8

Older persons may require additional time with clinicians in order to (3) RED

Receive effective & consistent support
Explore alternate explanations for symptoms
Discuss problems & experiences

9

Therapy of choice for anxiety?

CBT!

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CBT is used to educate about (3)

Symptoms
Self-monitoring techniques
Problem Solving

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CBT can be used for..(The CB)

Cognitive Restructuring
Behavioural Activation

12

Two other components of CBT:

Exposure Methods
Response Prevention

13

T/F CBT does not need to be extended to PCH as it's utterly useless.

False. Of course use in PCH

14

This type of therapy features group discussion, supportive counselling, education & time for reflection. *Franny Love*

Supportive Therapy

15

The notion that we need to try many interventions with the client & care team.

Comprehensive Care

16

Fran recommends using a:

Multi-Pronged approach!
Find something that works and for the love of god WRITE IT DOWN!

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Alternative Therapies for use in anxiety? (GIrLY)

Guided Imagery
Reminiscence
Life-Review
Yoga

18

Most important above all else is that we...

Get to know our patients. Even if they seem vacant, they will still have moments of clarity.

19

Franny says the key to solving almost everything lies in.

Early Intervention!

20

If we have to resort to meds, we'd damn well better...

Use them short-term & complementary to other interventions and have a PLAN to come off.