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Confusion, Dementia, & Alzheimers Disease Quiz


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when someone sees, hears, smells, tastes, or feels things that are not there

A. delusions

B. hallucinations

C. illusions

D. craziness


The inability to think clearly

A. cognitive impairment

B. confusion

C. delirium

D. dementia


a state of severe confusion that occurs suddenly and is usually temporary

A. cognitive impairment

B. confusion

C. delirium

D. dementia


when a person gets restless and agitated late in the afternoon, evening, or night

A. perseveration

B. pacing

C. wandering

D. sundowning


when a person walks aimlessly around the facility or the facility grounds

A. perseveration

B. wandering

C. pacing

D. sundowning


when a person walks back and forth

A. perseveration

B. pacing

C. wandering

D. sundowning


general term that refers to a serious loss of mental abilities such as thinking, remembering, reasoning, and communicating

A. cognitive impairment

B. confusion

C. delirium

D. dementia


when a person repeats words, phrases, questions, or actions:

A. perserveration

B. pacing

C. wandering

D. sundowning


collecting and putting things away in a guarding way

A. hoarding

B. rummaging

C. validating


going through drawers, closets, or personal items that belong to oneself or to other peopls

A. hoarding

B. validating

C. rummaging


When the ability to think logically and clearly is impaired

A. cognitive impairment

B. confusion

C. delirium

D. dementia


when someone believes things that are not true

A. delusions

B. hallucinations

C. illusions

D. craziness


disease that gets continually worse; eventually causes a breakdown of body systems

A. degenerative

B. onset

C. irreversible

D. progressive


disease that advances; tends to spread to other parts of the body and affects many body functions

A. degenerative

B. irreversible

C. onset

D. progressive


the time the signs and symptoms begin

A. degenerative

B. onset

C. irreversible

D. progressive


type of therapy that allows residents to believe that they live in the past or in imaginary circumstances

A. rummaging

B. hoarding

C. validation


a disease or condition that cannot be cured

A. degenerative

B. onset

C. irreversible

D. progressive


a progressive, degenerative, and irreversible disease that causes tangled nerve fibers and protein deposits to form in the brain, eventually causing dementia

A. Lewy body dementia

B. Parkinson’s disease

C. Alzheimer’s disease

D. Huntington’s disease




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