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TAC - Effective Interventions with Dementia and Difficult Behaviors Post Test

Psychologist, Ohio MFT and Counselor Post Test:
Only Psychologists, Ohio MFT's and Ohio Counselors taking this course for credit need to complete these additional questions below to be in compliance with their Boards. requirements. If you are not a psychologist, Ohio MFT or Ohio Counselor please return to the original Answer Booklet. You do not need to complete the additional questions below.

Audio Transcript Questions The answer to Question 1 is found in Track 1 of the Course Content. The Answer to Question 2 is found in Track 2 of the Course Content... and so on. Select correct answer from below. Place letter on the blank line before the corresponding question.
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1.1 What type of technique is productive in helping an elderly person with Alzheimerís understand what is being communicated?
2.1 What are some questions that can help a care giver determine if the behavior of an Alzheimerís person is a problem?
3.1 What are three methods dealing with catastrophic reactions?
4.1 What are three approaches used to avoid excess disability in a person with Alzheimers?
5.1 What may be some warning signs to find out if the caregiver of a client is neglecting his or her mandatory self care?
5.2 What are the steps in the COPE exercise?
6.1 What is the purpose of cognitive retraining techniques?
7.1 What are five tenets of validation?
7.2 Where is reality orientation commonly used today?

A. Is the behavior harmful to anyone? Does the behavior keep the client from doing other things that might satisfy him or her more, given the stage of Alzheimerís? Does the behavior keep the caregiver from functioning?
B. Positive interaction techniques
C. Accepting decline, regular assessment, adapting the amount and type of help directed toward specific tasks
D. Are avoiding catastrophic reactions, preparing for catastrophic reactions, managing catastrophic reactions
E. Communicate, organize, prioritize, energize
F. Mood swings, unusual irritability, inability to fall asleep, inability to stay asleep
G. Make the physical environment work, know that communication is possible, focus only on remaining skills, live in the patientís world, enrich the patientís life
H. Nursing homes, home care situations
I. To provide short term help to the client by targeting remaining abilities with cognitive remediation

Course Content Manual Questions The answer to Question 10 is found in Section 10 of the Course Content. The Answer to Question 11 is found in Section 11 of the Course Content... and so on. Select correct answer from below. Place letter on the blank line before the corresponding question

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8.1 What is an effective key to creating an effective team and positive outcome?
8.2 What is the main concern of occupational therapy?
8.3 What does effective case management of Alzheimer's disease require?
9.1 What are some factors that can stem agitation?
9.2 What percentage of patients with dementia experience delusions?
9.3 What are some successful nonpharmacologic interventions?
10.1 Predictor variables that might be considered when taking care of someone include...
11.1 What are the two theoretical approaches that the SET interaction approach derives from?
12.1 During the development stage, what is a common symptom of developmental adjustment difficulties?
13.1 What experiment may be used to evaluate the effectiveness of three background music conditions on agitated behaviors?

A. to keep the person functioning at optimal levels physically while responding to perceptual, environmental, and adaptive equipment needs
B. Communication
C. The underlying disease itself, anxiety, frustration, discomfort, pain, medication side effects
D. Continued assessment of capabilities and needs and the development of practice based on evidence
E. Reassurance, distraction, validation therapy, in which the reality of the patient's experience is acknowledged and accepted
F. 73%
G. The structural/systemic approach, the ecosystemic approach
H. Demographics, caregiver, other caregiving responsibilities, transportation, care recipient problem behaviors, caregiver perceived burden, caregiver's perceived health
I. Quasi-experimental
J. Unrealistic expectations regarding the functioning of the AD patient, inappropriately low expectations from other family members

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