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1

What is Fiduciary Abuse?

Abusing the elderly's money

2

What is Sundowning Syndrome?

A disorder in which an older adult habitually becomes confused, restless and agitated after dark. It is a characteristic of dementia.

3

What is "Reality Orientation"?

Reorienting a confused patient to "the now"

4

What are the SxS of Pre-Menstrual (Tension) Syndrome aka PMS?

1) Irritability
2) Emotional
3) Anxiety
4) Mood Changes
5) Headache
6) Breast Tenderness
7) Water Retention

5

What are the three basic charting methods used to predict ovulation in order to plan or prevent pregnancy?

1) Temperature Method - Temperature will rise between .4 ad .8 degrees on the day of ovulation and remain at that level until her next period.
2) Cervical Mucus Method - Cervical mucous is normally cloudy, but a few days before ovulation it becomes clear and slippery and can be stretched between the fingers.
3) Calendar Method - The woman charts her monthly menstrual cycle.

6

(T/F) The latex condom offers better protection against STIs than any other birth control method?

True - Because it blocks the exchange of bodily fluids that may be infected.

7

How can diabetes affect sexuality in males and females?

1) Males - Causes erectile dysfunction (Rx meds/implants)
2) Females - Orgasmic dysfunction

8

During the mentrual cycle, when does ovulation typically take place?

Day 14