Which of the following is an inappropriate guideline for defusing a catastrophic reaction? Avoid
invading the persons personal space.
Think about their thought process in relation to the behavior.
Focus on the persons emotions not the behavior.
Have more than one person approach at the same time.
7. Which of the following is an appropriate guideline for preventing catastrophic reactions?
Assume a neutral body position.
Avoid eye contact.
Use complex phrases.
Rush the person.
8. A person’s life history is of no help when providing dementia care.
9. Catastrophic reactions are usually the resu of all of the following except:
An inability to understand sensory information in the environment
An inability to understand what others are doing
An inability to communicate their needs, wants, and feelings
An inability to know when to get help
10. You notice that Harold started having a catastrophic reaction after a loud western movie came on T.V. What is the best approach to resolve the situation?
Provide reassurance that everything is okay.
Say, I understand that you are feeling confused.
Give Harold time to get used to the noise.
Turn the volume on the T.V. down or off completely.