Quiz #82 Dementia Dos and Dont's
Test your knowledge on the dos and don'ts of caring for patients with dementia.
What is the most common side effect of cholinesterase inhibitors?
GI symptoms (e.g. nausea and diarrhea)
A 95 year old woman with FAST-7 dementia has lost 10% of her body weight over the last year. She is unable to feed herself and frequently coughs after eating. What is your next step in management?
Percutaneous gastrostomy tube
Nectar thick liquids and mechanical soft diet
Megestrol and high-calorie supplements
Which of the following is true about treatment of dementia-related behaviors with anti-psychotic medications, such as quetiapine?
These medications are safe and effective in reducing agitation
Anti-psychotics increase risk of falls and death
Quetiapine is the first-line treatment for dementia-related agitation.
Quetiapine is preferable to benzodiazepines in treatment of dementia-related behaviors.
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