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Activity-based care

Care focused on assisting residents to find meaning in his/her day, rather than doing activities just to keep person busy

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Alzheimer's Disease (AD)

Progressive disease characterized by gradual decline in memory, thinking, and physical ability, over several years

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Behavior

How a person acts

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Catastrophic reactions

Out-of-proportion, extreme responses to activities or situations

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Cognition

Ability to think quickly and logically

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Confusion

Inability to think clearly, causing disorientation and trouble focusing

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Delusion

A false belief

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Dementia

Usually a progressive condition marked by development of multiple cognitive defects, such as memory impairment, aphasia, and inability to plan/initiate complex behavior

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Depression

Loss of interest in usual activities

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Dignity

Respect and honor

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Doing activities

Activities that keep a person busy

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Independence

Ability to make decisions that are consistent, reasonable, and organized. Having the ability to perform ADLs without assistance

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Irreversible

Disease or condition that cannot be cured

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Meaningful activities

Have value to the resident with dementia

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Onset

Time when signs and symptoms of a disease begin

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Paranoia

Extreme or unusual fear

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Progressive

The way a disease advances

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Quality of life

Overall enjoyment of life

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Respect

Treated with honor, show of appreciation and consideration

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Sundowning

Increased agitation, confusion, and hyperactivity that begins in the late afternoon and builds throughout the evening

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Trigger

Event that causes other events

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Wandering

Moving about facility with no purpose and often without regard for safety