Was a quote by Dr. Carl Sagan. I think this quote sums up the importance of recognizing and respecting an individual’s heritage. By looking at the heritage of an individual with dementia, it can sometimes help you understand why they behave the way they do and why they react a certain way to different situations. Each individual is different some may love the fact that people know about their past heritage whilst other may not want anyone to know for many different reasons. For some individuals their customs and religious practices are very important to them.
2.3 It is very important to include the individual in all aspects of care because it helps to promote their independence. 3.1 The difference of an older client with dementia is that they have experienced life already and have many memories of childhood that they revisit more regularly now
1.5 Certain attitudes towards a resident with dementia can also affect the way they are cared for , some people may not feel comfortable approaching the person because they wither done know how to talk to them and some people assume they are violent and therefore fear them . if a resident gets violent its due to frustration and may not be able to express themselves , this is why it is important to approach them in the right way. 2.1 sitting down talking to them at comfortable pace fior them , help them create a history book , this will make communicating with them so much easier in the future , show affection ( they are still human beings and still want to be loved ) , help them join in with activities with other residents
Groups that have a higher risk of becoming vulnerable include, children, people with learning and physical disabilities, people suffering with mental health problems, chronically ill people and the elderly. Age concern (1986) defines vulnerability in the elderly as ‘people in need of some support, help and/or advice in order to prevent personal or social deterioration or breakdown. Without this their level of dependency on others or their ability to manage their lives as they wish, might deteriorate to the point of necessitating their removal to institutional care, which is not their preferred option and might otherwise be prevented or postponed (page 11).’ This statement is proven in my clinical experience. Whilst on placement on a busy acute medical ward, at a local hospital, I helped to care for an elderly lady, whom I shall refer to as Mrs Berry. Mrs Berry was 87 and had been admitted to hospital following a fall
CU1683 EQUALITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION IN DEMENTIA CARE PRACTICE 1.The person with dementia needs to feel valued and respected for who they are with their own likes and dislikes and needs and feelings. The carers will need to take account of their abilities, interests and preferences and be prepared to respond in a flexible and sensitive way. It is important to recognise and respect an individuals heritage. Every individual deserves respect and their heritage is part of their culture. The more one understands their culture the more one understands the person and the reasons they do some of the things they do.
They may lose their hearing, eye sight, and maybe memory. This is affect by nature because this is what happens to everyone when we get older, but it may happen faster to those living in different settings. Intellectual development is both nurture and nature because you learn things as you get older and you learn different thing deepening were you live. But it is also nature because some peoples intellectual is past on through genes. This is less influenced by environment because as adults they their own can make their own choices and decisions.
(CT238.4] Understand factors relating to an individual’s experience of dementia )4.1 Describe how different individuals may experience living with dementia depending on age, type of dementia, and level of ability and disability Depending on the form of dementia people's ability and disability will will be different. People with dementia may not necessarily always be forgetful, for example an individual with Fronto-temporal dementia may be less forgetful than a person suffering from Alzheimer disease. Their memory may remain intact but their personality and behaviour could be noticeably changed. Dementia with Lewy bodies interrupts the brain's normal functioning and affect the person's memory, concentration and speech skills. It has similar symptoms to Parkinson's disease such as tremors, slowness of movement and speech difficulties.
The lifestyle or livelihood of the surviving spouse is turned upside down as their spouse was such an important part of their lives and the loss can be very overwhelming as well as frightening. Having a support system will be very important as the surviving spouse will need to help with the feelings of abandonment or loneliness. How do you think that grief in the 21st century might differ from that in the 20th century? Grief in the 21st century may differ a little as it has been more studies conducted on grief in various aspects which helps train others how to become better providers for someone experiencing grief. Grief or the grieving process will not change however the approach to helping others going through it may.
Legal – process and capacity of making decisions and the ability to carry out evaluative action diminishes with the progressive nature of dementia. Ethical & Cultural – Self-identity is communicated through life long-held values and concerns that should be reflected in the process of decision-making following the person’s diagnosis. Clinical Practice & Family – A person can be globally amnesic and still retain an intact Self, a social identity. One cannot construct a particular social identity without the cooperation of another person. Cooperation with the person with AD in the construction of a valued social identity is vital.
The fact that they say if you grow up in poverty you are more than likely to stay in poverty when you get older makes me feel for them even more because that means the kids that grow up may not know the difference and may grow up thinking that’s how they are supposed to live, unless they have friends that are in the middle class or above they may never know what it’s like to not be in poverty. I also used to think that these families would just have more children just so they