Question 1. People with Downs Syndrome are at a higher risk of Developing Alzheimer's Dementia in their 40's and 50's. This due to?
Question 2. People with Downs Syndrome have common medical issues throughout adulthood and into older age
The span of Alzheimer's Dementia has 3 stages. Early Stage-Middle Stage- Advanced Stage.
What can you expect to see in the Early Stage of Alzheimer's Dementia?
A large part of the management of Dementia consists of providing appropriate support as the disease progresses. To help effectively care for an individual with Alzheimer's disease/Dementia, it is extremely important to learn general caregiving principles and strategies to their specific needs.
Which facts about Alzheimer's disease / Dementia are accurate?
Traditional methods of offering incentives or rewards become counterproductive, as they require the individual to remember incentives in the short term. Based on this information, caregivers should:
As dementia progresses, individuals rely more heavily on emotional cues to interpret communication, tuning into the tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. Based on this information the best approach to use when communicating is done by using:
Steps to improve communication include, looking for opportunities to offer comfort and reassurance. Join in the person's reality; begin where they are. Don't correct them. Always look for emotions behind words or actions and connect there.
The best way to accomplish this includes:
In people with Alzheimer's disease/dementia, behavior can be a form of communication, although it's not always clear what these behaviors might communicate. Problem behaviors can pose a risk to self and others. These include physical and verbal aggressiveness, self-injury, inappropriate sexual behavior, wandering or getting lost. Nuisance behaviors increase frustration and anxiety for self and others, but generally are not a safety risk. These include pacing, hiding, hoarding, rummaging or clinging.
Causes of behaviors in people with Alzheimer's disease /dementia include all of the following except one. Check the answer that is not correct.
Caregivers can attempt to modify the trigger by intervening before, or at the onset, of agitation in the following ways. Select the answer that is not
the best intervention
Coordination of Care is important to meet the changing needs of a person with Alzheimer's disease/dementia.Coordination, collaboration and communication are called the 3 C's. The most important person in the coordination of care is: