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372 Outcome 1 When working in a social care environment it is important to recognise and respect an individual’s heritage as it is one of the factors that makes them who they are, if we learn about a person’s heritage we can use it to identify their character, likes and dislikes and habits. By recognising and respecting heritage we will be enabling each individual to be themselves and feel accepted within the environment. Their customs and religious practices are very important to them. It defines who they are. Some like their dietary needs met regarding not eating pork. The experience of dementia between an individual who has acquired it as an older person and the experience of an individual who has acquired it as a younger person may not be very different. The effects that dementia brings will be the same for both individuals as dementia does not discriminate. The care both individuals receive will differ and their own attitude towards it may also differ greatly. I believe an older person is more likely to cope with the news that they have dementia better than a younger person would. Dementia in an older person is a lot more common and well known so care for them is more available. a.who have a learning disability – are at greater risk of developing dementia at a young age, particularly that suffer with Downs Syndrome. They will require specific support to understand the changes they are experiencing and to access appropriate services after diagnosis and as the dementia progresses. People with a learning disability are less likely to receive an early or correct diagnosis of dementia. b. who are from different ethnic backgrounds – culture and ethnicity influence the recognition of the condition itself. The life history of someone from a black minority ethnic background may influence the impact and experience of dementia, different values and
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