Individuals With Dementia

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Understand and implement a person centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia. (DEM 204) Outcome 1 Understand the importance of a person centred approach to Dementia care and support. 1. Describe what is meant by a person centred approach. This is about ensuring that the person is the main focus of our attention and not the dementia. It recognises a person’s individuality, personal history and their puts the person, not the dementia at the centre of everything the health and social care workers do. The needs and emotions of each person are the focal point around which everything else is geared. 2. Describe how a person centred approach enables individuals with dementia to be involved in their own care and support. Treating everyone as individuals and making them informed of choices are the best person centred…show more content…
1. Explain how information about personality and life history can be used to support an individual to live well with dementia. The starting point for support should be to establish strong two-way communication. Listening carefully is vital to understand each individual’s experience of dementia and getting to know their needs, strengths and abilities. The aim should be to understand their past life before the onset of dementia as well as their current situation. A person’s life history is central to their identity and details from their past can influence their actions and needs today. The background of a person with dementia can help the carer gain a better understanding of their needs and also help them keep their sense of identity. Outcome 3 Be able to involve carers and others in care and support Of individuals with dementia. 1. Explain how to increase a carers understanding of dementia and a person centred
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