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Flashcards in Dementia & Caregiver Deck (9)
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1

Components of triadic model. What are we trying to change?

- Person w/dementia
- Caregiver
- Physical environment

Aiming to change behavior

2

5 steps in transtheoretical model (from caregiver viewpoint)

- precontemplation (unaware re of client problem)
- contemplation (aware of problem and desired change)
- preparation (intends to act, asks lots ?s)
- action
- maintenance

3

How long may it take a person w/dementia to process information?

60 seconds

4

T/F
Dementia is a disease.

False

(It is a group of symptoms that may accompany certain diseases)

5

6 stages of alzheimer's

- no impairment
- mild cognitive impairment
- early stage
- mid stage
- late stage
- final stage

6

When does client w/AD loose control of bowels/bladder?

late stage

7

Behavior is a function of? (2)

person and environment

8

Can a behavior be blamed on fact client has dementia?

No --> look around at person and environmental factors triggering behavior

9

Is stress threshold higher or lower in person w/dementia?

lower