This program will help you:
Caregivers should talk with others about the feelings of loss, fear, and sadness often caused by the changing relationships that occur as the disease progresses
What are some ways in which Mary can help Robert in this mealtime situation? Mary can:
Choice A: Prompt Robert to use the proper utensils, is a good answer. Using short, simple verbal prompts can help people with dementia complete activities successfully and as independently as possible
Choice B: Remove the fork to reduce confusion, is also a good choice. Simplifying the environment can help in many caregiving situations
Choice C: Be observant of Robert at each meal and adjust the level of assistance accordingly, is also a good choice. Caregivers should adjust their level of assistance to match the person’s varying needs Because choices A through C are all good answers,Choice D, all of the above, is the best answer
Flexible caregiving approaches and expectations can improve daily care and reduce caregiver stress and frustration
Combination of the stressful event and the perception of that event Perception is determined by:
Triggers short-term physical changes in the body Acute Stress Response
Chronic or unresolved stress impacts the mind and body Chronic Stress Increases the Risk for:
Chronic stress can increase one’s risk for depression Common Symptoms of Depression
Listen to your body
Catherine M. Harris, PhD, RNCS.
Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD
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Which of the following statements about assisting someone with activities of daily living (ADLs) is NOT true?
Which of the following statements about assisting with grooming is true?
What can caregivers do to improve the quality of their caregiving?
Which of the following statements about practicing good oral hygiene is true?
Which of the following is NOT a recommended strategy for assisting someone with hair care?
What can caregivers do to make nail care more manageable?
If someone is reluctant about brushing her teeth, it may be helpful to drop the subject until a later time.