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Sleep Issues associated with Alzheimer’s Disease
How did Mary try to calm and reassure Robert?
Choice E: All of the above, is the best answer. Choice A: Mary offered to look around the room to see if anyone was there, is a good choice.
Choice B: Mary used a calm voice and reassuring touch, is also a good answer.
Choice C: Mary tried to distract Robert from the topic of his misperception, is another good answer.
Choice D: Mary did not try to convince Robert that what he saw was not real, is a good answer.
Sundowning refers to a worsening of behavioral symptoms that occurs near sunset or nightfall Factors that can increase the risk of sundowning:
Anxiety is a state of worry, nervousness, uncertainty, or fear resulting from the anticipation of an event or situation that is real or imaginary Anxiety may appear in the following ways:
Depression is an illness that involves the body, mood and thoughts, and affects the way a person acts, feels about oneself, and thinks about things Common symptoms of depression:
HALLUCINATIONS, DELUSIONS, ILLUSIONS
ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
Catherine M. Harris, PhD, RNCS.
Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD
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Poor sleep can contribute to which of the following?
Which of the following strategies should caregivers use when a person with dementia wakes up during the night?
Which of the following strategies should caregivers use if a person with dementia wakes up confused during the night?
Which of the following strategies can decrease the likelihood of wandering?
Which of the following strategies can help manage wandering?
To decrease the frequency of nighttime awakenings for trips to the toilet, prevent the person from drinking after dinner.
Posting signs on doors that say things like “Stop” or “Do Not Enter” may help prevent people with dementia from wandering into areas that they should not.