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Dementia: Alzheimer's Disease Patient Care

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1. Alzheimer’s disease was first recognized as the most common form of dementia in which year?

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2. In the United States, Alzheimer’s disease is:

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3. Eighty-three percent of help provided to older adults in the United States comes from:

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4. Which is a correct statement regarding Medicare benefits for patients with Alzheimer’s disease?

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5. The two characteristic lesions of Alzheimer’s disease are beta-amyloid plaques and:

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6. One mechanism by which the ApoE4 allele increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease is by:

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7. Chronic stress is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease because it:

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8. Which may be the most modifiable risk factor for dementia?

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9. Smoking is believed to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease because it:

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10. Which is a true statement concerning strategies to prevent the development of Alzheimer’s disease?

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11. Which is a correct statement about memory impairment in people with either benign forgetfulness or dementia?

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12. Which memory system refers to the “common knowledge” one knows about the world and language?

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13. Which are considered to be psychological symptoms common in patients with Alzheimer’s disease?

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14. Changes in memory and thinking that are not significant enough to affect work or personal relationships develop during which stage of Alzheimer’s disease?

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15. Which patient symptom is typically seen only in the late stage of Alzheimer disease?

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16. The most common cause of death in the patient with Alzheimer’s disease involves:

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17. Neuropsychological testing for a patient with Alzheimer’s disease is done to:

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18. The Mini-Cog test screens patients for memory problems and:

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19. A laboratory test that is currently available, but less commonly performed, to confirm or rule out Alzheimer’s disease is the:

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20. A primary objective of structural neuroimaging (i.e., MRI and CT scans) in patients with suspected Alzheimer’s disease is to:

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21. Which is a true statement about assessing the functional status of the patient with Alzheimer’s disease?

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22. The goal of current drug treatment for patients with Alzheimer’s disease is to:

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23. Which is a correct statement regarding drug therapy for patients with Alzheimer’s disease?

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24. Which is a true statement about using medications to manage behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms in patients with dementia?

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25. Recognizing and treating coexisting conditions common to older adults helps support patients with Alzheimer’s disease by:

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26. Management of the patient with Alzheimer’s disease involves considering the patient’s needs and:

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27. A strategy that an occupational therapist may use for a patient with Alzheimer’s disease is:

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28. A physical therapy assessment tool that is used to determine fall risk in patients with Alzheimer’s disease is the:

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29. Which is a correct statement regarding physical therapy for patients with Alzheimer’s disease?

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30. Physical therapy benefits the patient with Alzheimer’s disease by:

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31. A safe home environment for a person with Alzheimer’s disease should include:

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32. One of the goals of creating a supportive environment for a person with Alzheimer’s disease is to:

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33. When the person with Alzheimer’s disease has asked the same question several times even after it has been answered, the caregiver’s best response is to:

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34. Determining manual and cognitive activities involved in the completion of a task and organizing the task into manageable sections is referred to as:

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35. When assisting a patient with Stage 3 Alzheimer’s disease to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), it is helpful to:

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36. When approaching the patient with dementia who refuses to attend to daily bathing, the healthcare professional explains what will be done and:

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37. To maintain the nutritional well-being of persons with Alzheimer’s disease, it is recommended to:

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38. Which is a true statement regarding the person with Alzheimer’s disease and driving a vehicle?

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39. Which is a correct statement concerning elder abuse in patients with Alzheimer’s disease?

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40. The “three Rs” approach to calming an agitated patient with Alzheimer’s disease involves:

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41. An effective method for managing or preventing vocal outbursts in the patient with Alzheimer’s disease is:

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42. Which is a true statement about wandering in persons with Alzheimer’s disease?

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43. Which intervention may help to restore a normal sleeping schedule in patients with Alzheimer’s disease?

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44. To address inappropriate sexual behaviors in a patient with Alzheimer’s disease, the caregiver’s action is to:

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45. What is an effective approach for healthcare professionals in supporting family caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s disease?

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46. Which is a true statement about ethics in guiding the care of a patient with Alzheimer’s disease?

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47. Which is a correct statement about the effect of artificial nutrition and hydration (ANH) in patients with advanced-stage Alzheimer’s disease?

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48. Which is considered a type of advance directive for patients with irreversible, serious disease?


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