What are some of the issues that older people face when residing in a residential care facility? How can you help lessen the impact of these issues? Loss & grief Depression Change in relationships and role. Failing health Emphasis of quality of life and P.C.C 3. What are some common stereotypical beliefs about ageing?
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.
The emotional distress and other pressures inherent in situations in which patients are approaching the end of their life sometimes lead to misunderstandings and conflict between doctors and patients and those close to them, or between members of the healthcare team. However, this can usually be avoided through early, sensitive discussion and planning about how best to manage the patient’s care. Advanced care planning (ACP) is a process of discussion between an individual and his/her care provider. It is to make clear a person’s wishes in anticipation of a deteriorisation in their condition in the future, with associated loss of capacity to make decisions or communicate wishes to others. It only comes into effect if and when a person has lost such capacity.
This may mean that their friends and family are also less available to provide support for them. The specific needs of younger people with dementia have been recognised in the dementia strategies and plans in England (2009), Northern Ireland (2011) and Wales (2011). There is also reference made to younger people with dementia in the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guideline. 1.3 who have
Understand the requirements of legislation and agreed ways of working to protect the rights of individuals at the end of life 2. Understand factors affecting end of life care 3. Understand advance care planning in relation to end of life care 4. Be able to provide support to individuals and key people during end of life care 5. Understand how to address sensitive issues in relation to end of life care 6.
CU1681 Enable rights and choices of individuals with dementia whilst minimising risks 1.1 Explain the impact of key legislation that relates to fulfilment of rights and choices and the minimising of risk of harm for an individual with dementia Explain how the following legislation relates to an individual with dementia: The Human Rights Act 1998 The Mental Capacity Act 2005 The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 1.2 Evaluate agreed ways of working that relate to rights and choices of an individual with dementia You need to explain how your work policies and procedures take into consideration an individual’s (with dementia) rights. 1.2 Explain how and when personal information may be shared with carers and others, taking into account legislative frameworks and agreed ways of working What type of information needs to be passed on? Why does it need to be passed on? Who exactly would you pass it onto? How would you pass it on?
But as the disease progresses it becomes more difficult as the language skills become impaired, which makes it very difficult to understand what they are trying to say. Positive communication can help a person with dementia to maintain their dignity and self esteem. 1.4) Describe how different forms of dementia may affect the way an individual communicates.. All forms of dementia can affect the way a person communicates, so in time they may have to find different ways of expressing themselves and their feelings. In the early stages of some forms of dementia people may have difficulty finding the right words they are looking for so as a carer you use Body language facial expressions, gestures, eye contact and tone of voice n the later stages of some forms of dementia the words could be lost completly. 2.0) Undertand the importance of positive interactions with individuals with dementia.
Unit 4222-237 Dementia Awareness (DEM 201) Outcome 1 – understand what dementia is. 1) Explain what is meant by the term ‘dementia’ The term dementia describes a set of symptoms which include loss of memory, mood changes and problems with communication and reasoning. These symptoms occur when the brain is damaged by numerous certain diseases. Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse. How fast dementia progresses will depend on the individual person and what type of dementia they have.
As dementia affects a person's mental abilities, they may find planning and organizing difficult. Being independent may also become a problem. A person with dementia will therefore usually need help from friends or relatives, including help with decision making. Most types of dementia can't be cured, but if it is detected early there are ways to slow it down and maintain mental function. Dementia is a collection of symptoms including memory loss, personality change, and impaired intellectual functions resulting from disease or trauma to the brain.
Finally, the implications for social work practice will be explored and how it can impact on the lives of older adults on their final stages of life. Social Workers need to have an understanding of the human life course development when working with older adults. Taking a life course perspective means to adopt an approach that considers the whole of a person’s life as offering opportunities for growth, development and change (Crawford and Walker 2003 p.2). There are reasons as to why it is important to study the life course development of older adults. Kalish (1975) stated that to participate in providing resources for those who are old today and for those who will be old tomorrow to lead a more satisfactory life during the later years; to enable us to better understand our own relationships to older persons and to our own ageing process so that we can lead a more satisfactory life ourselves today; to place the earlier years of the life span in proper perspective and to perceive individual development as a life long process.