Dementia is most commonly associated with the elderly, therefore a younger person may find it more difficult to access help and advice as it is less common in younger people. They may still be working at the time of diagnosis, have financial commitments, dependant children to look after and it may have a greater impact on their social life. The younger you are the more likely you are to get an early diagnosis, meaning the individual might have a greater understanding of how dementia will affect them compared to an older person with dementia. Being diagnosed as an elderly person is different because they tend to not have as many commitments and may find it
As a carer non-verbal communication will become important, body language, facial expressions, gestures, eye contact and tone of voice will have to be taken into account when communicating with a sufferer. As the dementia progresses, it gets more difficult for the sufferer to put a sentence together, regular responses like ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’ will be maintained for the longest period of time, in the later stages of dementia the person may find it difficult to speak at all. 2. Explain how physical and mental health factors may need to be considered when communicating with an individual with dementia Individuals with dementia may have other difficulties such as loss of hearing. It is therefore important to ensure that any hearing aids are working well and that you speak in a loud clear voice so you can be understood.
People with lewy bodies often suffer hallucinations. Frontal lobe dementia Frontal lobe dementia including Picks disease , in this form of dementia damage to9 brain cells is more localised than in Alzheimers disease , usually beginning in the front part of the brain . Initially personality and behaviour are more affected than memory but in later stages symptoms are similar to Alzheimers. An early sign that someone's language is being affected by dementia is that they can't find the right words – particularly the names of people. The person may substitute an incorrect word, or may not find any word at all.
This can result in significant problems with perception and communication, including the ability to articulate feelings, frustration, stress and fear. The Thomas Pockington (2005) suggests there is increasing evidence of significant disturbances in visual funtion in Alzheimer disease and other types of dementia. These deficits are believed to be more feflective of disturbances in the brain than of any problem with the eyes. Loss of vision profoundly affects communication. 4,, Depression and other confused states are sometimes mistaken for dementia.
Thinking about the duty of care that you owe to people is helpful when you are planning your work. It makes you consider whether what you was planning to do is the best interests of the person you are working with. This is not only about physical risks; you also have a duty of care to treat people with dignity and respect. Also by following your organisational policies, and the GSCC codes of practice you are complying with your responsibilities of ‘duty of care’ The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA) Employer Duty of Care under HASAWA Aii: How does the duty of care affect the work of a Social Worker. As a social care worker , you have a duty of care to the individuals you provide care for or support in your job role.
Less commonly, a non-degenerative condition may have secondary effects on brain cells, which may or may not be reversible if the condition is treated. The causes of dementia depend on the age at which symptoms begin. In the elderly population, a large majority of cases of dementia are caused by Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia or both. It is rare to have dementia in young people 1.2 Describe the types of memory impairment commonly experienced by individuals with dementia. The memory impairment may result in lack of attention, forgetting language, forgetting names and identity of friends and relatives and lose of ability to solve problems.
a glass or a cup. They instead might be better encouraged to pick up food buffet style or finger food. This could a way to overcome their loss of ability to function as they once did and rather than become distressed and confused they prefer to just pick up food as it is easier for them to do. Some find they can’t function to eat and drink and they may need support in doing so. Emotional Changes can be the negative emotions that is brought on from the confused state of mind that is brought on by Dementia.
EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN DEMENTIA CARE PRACTICE 1.1 It is important to recognise and respect an individuals heritage because it is someones past history. Every individual is different and special, their heritage contains their life experiences and cultures and makes them who they are. Using the person centred approach, we find out about their character, likes and dislikes while giving person centred approaches in their care. We need to appreciate their way of life and how its been this way for a long time. They are happy and comfortable with it, so we must consider this when undertaking their care.
However white working class suggests that the cause of education underachievement is a mixture of culture and class. The reasons for ethnic differences can be internal or external factors which are things such as cultural deprivation, material deprivation and racism theorists argue that underachievement these may then result to inadequate socialisation in the home. One major factor being the lack of intellectual and linguistic skills being taught to children, in addition children in ethnic minorities are less likely to take part in activities that are intellectually enriching due to material deprivation, leaving these students poorly equipped for school. In addition the language spoken by ethnic minority families tend to be inadequate for educational success as English may not be the child’s first language and so they may struggle more than white British children. However some sociologists argue that Asian and Indian children do just as well if not better than white middle class students despite not speaking English at home.
A study from sleepfoundation.org states that better grades are coming from better time management, which is being productive. If a person wakes up early, they are more likely to be productive because they may feel like they have more time in the day to finish everything compared to being rushed like a late sleeper would be. Also, productivity would be greater from an early riser because a person who is a late riser may feel like they will never have enough time in the day to get work done. So, a late riser may just turn in whatever work they got done without it being finished. The performance quality of early risers is greater than late sleepers.