In later adulthood, this role changes into other people making decisions for you and being the advocate of a person. When in later adulthood a person goes into becoming the “grandparent” to others children rather than being the “parent” to their own children, for example. One doesn’t hold much power or significance to their own life as they once did. Many people have negative views about growing older and many have their own opinions on it. “However, people in many other parts of the world think and feel positively about aging and assign a positive value and meaningful role to the aging members of their communities” (Williford, 1998, p.4).
4222-372 EQUALITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION IN DEMENTIA CARE PRACTICE. Outcome 1 Understand that each individual's experience of dementia is unique. 1.1 Because peoples heritage is part of their culture. The more you understand about it the more you understand the person and the reason they do some of the things they do. You have a heritage and it is why you were brought up with the beliefs and standards.
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.
It will help to maintain the individual's self-identity, self-respect and dignity. Person centred approaches involves hierarchy of needs, physiological needs, safety needs, social needs, self-esteem needs, self-actualisation and promoting wellbeing. Person-centred care also means treating resident with dementia with dignity and respect. Person centred care should be supported by relatives as well as all staff. All staff should follow the philosophy of person centred care as it aims to bring out the best in people with dementia.
It will help to maintain the individual's self-identity, self respect and dignity. Person centered approaches involves hierarchy of needs, physiological needs, safety needs, social needs, self-esteem needs, self-actualisation and promoting wellbeing. Person-centred care also means treating resident with dementia with dignity and respect.Person centered care should be supported by relatives as well as all staff. All staff should follow the philosophy of person centered care as it aims to bring out the best in people with dementia. 1.2 Describe how a person centered approach enables individuals with dementia to be invloved in their own care and support.
How caregivers respond to the tension of the bipolar relationship is an individual decision based on personality, expectations of the relationship, and self assessment. When people with bipolar have support from family and friends, they tend to recover quicker, have milder symptoms, and experience fewer manic and depressive episodes. Unfortunately, many caregivers have difficulty providing this much needed support because they are not sure how to cope with themselves. And let’s face it- not being able to cope also interferes with the caregivers ability to lead a normal, happy life as
Many dementia suffers will remember clearly things that happened in their past but not so much what happen 10 minutes ago. Compare the experience of dementia for an individual who has acquired it as an older person with the experience of an individual who has acquired it as a younger person Dementia is not solely an older persons condition in the UK there are over 17,000 people under the age of 65 who have dementia. The assessment diagnosis and provision of appropriate care and treatment for younger people with dementia pose particular challenges. This is partly because their numbers are small and therefore dispersed geographically but also because their life circumstances are likely to be different to those of an older person. They may still be in work, have young families and have mortgages to pay.
Damage to the frontal lobe lowers intellectual functioning and an individual’s ability to judge and plan. If one part of the brain is not working correctly then this can cause confusion, hallucinations, mis identities, delusions and false beliefs and the individual may drift back in to their past. Other factors that may contribute to dementia are a person’s age, anxiety, poor physical health, poor sensory health, gender ethnicity and certain medications also may be a contributing factor. Ensuring an individual leads a healthy lifestyle can help reduce the risk of dementia although this is not proven. An individual suffering with dementia will change over time as a result of their condition but they remain an individual and still have their own needs, likes and dislikes and should still be treated as an individual.
People With Dementia Do Not Need to Be Grounded in Reality. When someone has memory loss, he often forgets important things, e.g., that his mother is deceased. When we remind him of this loss, we remind him about the pain of that loss also. When someone wants to go home, reassuring him that he is at home often leads to an argument. Redirecting and asking someone to tell you about the person he has asked about or about his home is a better way to calm a person with dementia.
This interferes with the memory, behaviour, reasoning and planning. • The social model of dementia is the loss or limitation of opportunities to Take part in the community on an equal level with others because of physical and social barriers and refers to being disabled as having an impairment defined as the loss or limitation of physical, mental or sensory function on a long-term or permanent basis. It is important that dementia is viewed as a disability, this helps people get the help they need, some people who have dementia have difficulties in day to day life. Memory loss can affect patients as they may forget to do important things like taking medication or personal hygiene and possibly even eating. Dementia being viewed as a disability may help people get funding for the help they need.