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Psychologist Post-Test

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1. What are five steps a caregiver can take in order to be supportive? 
2. What are four basic strategies for decreasing depression regarding an HIV positive client?
3. What are five techniques for controlling negative thoughts?
4. What are four steps caregivers providing care to a relative or friend who has AIDS dementia complex can take to help the HIV positive client?

A. Five techniques are thought stopping, arranging a time and place for negative thoughts, distraction, arguing against negative thoughts, and problem solving. 
B. The four steps to helping a client with AIDS dementia complex are providing a calm, stable environment, helping to cope with a failing memory, maintaining a safe environment, and setting up advance directives. 
C. The five steps include communicating effectively, offering support for spiritual concerns, working with health care professionals, working with others who also care about the client, and taking care of personal needs. 
D. Four basic strategies for decreasing depression are encouraging participation in pleasant experiences, setting reasonable goals, pointing out negative thinking and supporting efforts to control negative thoughts.

What is a strategy recommended by Scon for carers dealing with being constantly followed or asked the same question repeatedly by a loved one with AIDS dementia?
6. What are eight points of difference between preparatory grief and depression?
7. What are five barriers to female caregivers attending support groups?
8. According to Bunting, what are four factors a caregiver needs for sustaining a relationship with an HIV positive person?

A.  Scon recommends the use of memory wallets. These contain information about someone and are carried on the person. They help prompt memory and may be particularly useful in unfamiliar surroundings
B. Eight points of difference are: temporal variation, progress with time, negative self-image, anhedonia, hopelessness, response to support, agitation, and active desire for an early death.
C. Four factors are: 1. reciprocal caring; 2. role transition; 3. managing behavior; and 4. managing distance.
D.  Five barriers are: 1. lack of transportation; 2. lack of respite care; 3. stigmatization; 4. family desertion; 5. isolation of the caregiver

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