Volunteer Alzheimer’s 3-Hour Module Test 

Empath Health patient family volunteers are required to take training about caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Below is a link (in red) to the 3-hour Self-Learning Module that you can save to your computer if you choose. When you are ready you can take the test below.

Caring for the Person with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia Diseases (3-Hour Self-Learning Module)

Please read through both set of materials and when you are ready, take the related test below. Please make sure you fill out your contact information as well as the area where you volunteer. Please contact your volunteer coordinator for more information.

Communication with Clients Who Have Memory Disorders Alzheimer’s Module (3-Hour) Post Test

Your Name(Required)

Choose True or False as the answer for each question below

Dementia may progress rapidly or slowly over the years and is characterized by different pathologic (structural) changes in the brain.(Required)
Ethical conflicts may be able to be avoided when advance directives are completed by the patient early in the course of the disease.(Required)
An MRI scan can show a decrease in size of certain areas of the brain but cannot diagnose Alzheimer's disease.(Required)
Infections cannot cause dementia.(Required)
One of the most difficult things for a caregiver of a patient with Alzheimer's disease/dementia to do is care for themself.(Required)
Tacrine, Donepezil, Rvastigmine, Galantamine and Memantine are all considered cholinesterase inhibitors and used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.(Required)
During the dying process, patients with dementia/Alzheimer's disease may experience near death awareness and physical pain.(Required)
Late-stage behavior changes in a patient with Alzheimer's disease may include an inability to use or understand words, repetitive vocalizations, an inability to recognize close family members and difficulty recognizing care providers.(Required)
Sleep disturbances, repetitive behaviors, hoarding, and paranoia are common behaviors in persons with Alzheimer's disease.(Required)
Patients with a FAST score of 6a cannot walk, cannot sit up and can only speak 6 or fewer intelligible words in an average day.(Required)
Chemical and physical restraints can be used as a form of discipline. Activities for persons living with Alzheimer's disease do not have to have meaning or purpose.(Required)
Caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease are at risk for depression, illness, physical fatigue and anxiety.(Required)
Activities for persons living with Alzheimer's disease do not have to have meaning or purpose.(Required)
Creating a safe, consistent, and stimulating environment supports quality care in the person with Alzheimer's disease.(Required)
Maintaining consistent schedules, staffing, and activities is not essential to providing quality care to persons with dementia/Alzheimer's disease.(Required)
Caregivers experience stages of adaptation along with persons with Alzheimer's disease.(Required)
Ethical principles do not apply in the care of persons with Alzheimer's disease/ dementia.(Required)
Persons with Alzheimer's disease are at a higher risk of elder abuse due to the symptoms associated with the disease.(Required)
Community resources for persons with Alzheimer's disease/dementia include; day care centers, in-home services, the Alzheimer's Association or Tidewell Hospice.(Required)
Tidewell Hospice interdisciplinary team in cooperation with caregivers and community partners can help to provide an improved quality of life to persons living with Alzheimer's disease.(Required)
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