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Health and Social Care Diploma Workbook Learner name…………………. Understand the nutritional needs that are unique to individuals with dementia. Introduction This workbook will support you to develop the required outcomes for the Level 2 Health and Social Care Diploma for Unit DEM 302 Learning Outcomes The learner will:- 1. Understand the nutritional needs that are unique to individuals with dementia. 2. Understand the effect that mealtime environments can have on an individual with dementia. 3. Support an individual with dementia to enjoy good nutrition. Theory relating eating and drinking will be covered during Health and Social care workshops. Practical instruction will be given by experienced staff in your work place. Learners will also need to complete a workbook and activities to demonstrate their understanding. These will be handed in to the health and social care assessor and feedback will be given. The activity book should then be kept in your portfolio as evidence for your Diploma. Competence will be assessed in the workplace by health and social care assessors. [pic] [pic] Understanding and meeting the nutritional requirements of individuals with dementia. Dementia involves a gradual deterioration of brain function and over a period of time this will have an increasing impact on the person’s ability to eat and drink. As nerve cells die and/or overall brain size shrinks there will be many changes which affect the individual such as difficulty recognizing food, altered appetite, choosing what to eat and remembering if they have eaten or not. The person with dementia may find it more difficult to cope with cutlery and crockery and may become easily confused if there are too many things on the table. Dementia is often associated with changes in emotional response. The person may be prone to anxiety or
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