Dementia Psychological Overview

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TABLE OF CONTENTS TERMS OF REFERENCE 2 METHODOLOGY 2 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 2 INTRODUCTION 3 MAIN BODY/FINDINGS 4 WHAT IS DEMENTIA, WHAT THE PHYSIOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CHANGES THAT OCCUR FOR THE OLDER PERSON WITH DEMENTIA 4 EXPLORE THE PERSONS NEEDS IN RELATION TO THE CONDITION 5 WHAT THE ROLE OF THE CARER AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM IN ASSISTING THE PERSON WITH DEMENTIA, WHAT PRACTICES NEED TO BE IMPLEMENTED, WHAT CARE SETTING ARE AVAILABLE 6 STATE THE CURRENT APPROACHES TOWARDS DEVELOPING QUALITY SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA 8 CONCLUSION 9 BIBLIOGRAPHY 10 ADDITIONAL READING 11 TERMS OF REFERENCE The purpose of this report is based on “Case study 2-Linda” as requested by LMETB Health Care Support course as part…show more content…
The carer needs to ensure that the person’s personal care and hygiene is maintained they should assist a person with washing and should also assist with any toilet needs from changing pads to just simply walking them to the toilet. Even though a person has dementia and may be less mobile than before it’s important that they remain as active as possible. Physical exercise is important both for general health and well-being and for mental stimulation. It also gives the person a feeling of independence, and a sense of achievement. It is important that the carer use aids if needs such as a walking stick or shimmer…show more content…
Hospice care makes sure that the person with dementia is treated with dignity and respect Approaches that can be used with work towards helping with the quality of life to someone with dementia include nonpharmacologic therapeutic approaches this helps to manage complex behaviors and improve the quality of life of persons with dementia. Nonpharmacologic approaches are wide ranging and may include environmental redesign, purposeful use of touch and/or other sensory-based strategies and through music, caregiver training, use of pleasant events and activity engagement, cognitive therapies and exercise (http://cirrie.buffalo) butterfly approach The impact of the Butterfly Project on the people that live and work in a unit that have implement the butterfly approach has been moving and positive. Staff are now empowered to BE with people in a loving and meaningful way with a confidence that has increased hugely instead of telling a person with dementia they are wrong u go along with the idea of lying up on a beach or spinning around in a big sports car let them enjoy they illusions they are having rather than frustrate them buy saying they are

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