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.
Explain why an individual with dementia has unique needs and preferences It's very important that people with dementia are treated with respect. It is important to remember that a person with dementia is still a unique and valuable human being, despite their illness. Describe how an individual with dementia may feel excluded When a person with dementia finds that their mental abilities are declining, they often feel vulnerable and in need of reassurance and support. Describe why it is important to include an individual with dementia in all aspects of care practice The people closest to them - including their carers, friends and family - need to do everything they can to help the person to retain their sense of identity and feelings of self-worth. Explain how values, beliefs and misunderstandings about dementia can affect attitudes towards an individual People with dementia face widespread discrimination for a number of reasons.
He or she is likely to end up in trouble with the law than their peers without the proper support (Cowan, 2004, p. 1008). Like everything, this varies from case to case. Most adoptive parents tend to want younger children, not necessarily an infant, but one that is under 8 years of age. In most cases, older children that are closer to aging out of foster care have a harder time because of
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
It has been said that it is not sufficient to simply provide facilities for elderly people they need to be taught how to use them in order to change fixed habits. Staying active is important for elderly people because too much disengagement would lead to mental and physical deterioration. Older people need to continue being social to avoid being completely isolated from society. Explain the physical and physiological changes which may be associated with ageing As we grow older changes take place within appearance and within the body. This is all linked through psychological changes and how the individual copes with elderly life.
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.
Heritage Assessment Heritage is something handed down to an individual /community, which helps the members to identify and interact with ease. It includes language, food habits, dressing styles, art forms, festivals, and certain lifestyle adaptations. Heritage gives a unique identity to the group and a sense of belonging to the individual. In a multicultural society, it is important to know about the individual’s heritage to understand the person as a whole and have a meaningful interaction. Healthcare is an important area where the cultural practices of an individual have got lot of influence.
The aging population: As the Baby Boomers come of (old) age, there are fewer workers paying into the Medicare program. These Baby Boomers are, of course, requiring more healthcare services, simply because of the volume of people. There’s particular strain on the parts of Medicare that pay for nursing homes. Fraud: Medicare is vulnerable to fraud because only 5% of its claims are audited, according to The Government Accountability Office. Medicaid Medicaid is for eligible individuals and families with low incomes and resources such as low-income adults and their children, and people with certain disabilities.
Antisocial Personality Disorder Antisocial personality disorder isn’t the same as psychopathy or sociopathy (in spite being commonly referred to as such). APD is defined by an often long-term pattern of ignoring the privileges of other people, which often times lead to crossing lines and disrespecting said rights. It is usually something that begins in childhood or as a teenager, but continues into a person’s adult life (at which point treatment can prove to be incredibly difficult). The result of this is typically impairment in their social and working lifestyles. Studies show that individuals suffering from APD tend to lack a sense of empathy (the capacity to recognize emotions of another), which leads them to be callous, skeptical, and derisive of other
Should we be giving organs to the ill elderly with more than just organ issues? Or should we be giving organs to the younger ill people? According to the article ‘Who Should Receive Organ Transplants?’ by Paula Span, “last year, older patients represented almost 18 percent of wait-listed candidates and more than a quarter of transplant patients.” With the elderly due to pass away a lot sooner than those who are young, fit and full of potential should we not take time to categorise the age, fitness and with what transplant they are in need of. Having an organ transplant is no minor surgery. Although the cost may vary for each patient it’s still never cheap, it can cost roughly £62 million for a kidney transplant.