Some of the symptoms of distress are mumbled/garbled speech or stammering, anxiety, anger, aggressive body language and concentrating problems. These are barriers that impact on effective communication, leading to misunderstanding on both sides. If you are the person in distress, you cannot hear or able to understand the whole picture because of the vicious cycle mentioned above. Individuals who are distressed will not be able to concentrate properly or focus fully, therefore their communication skills will be negatively affected. Whenever an individual becomes distressed they may experience the sense of "self" being compromised, as in low self esteem, effective communication may suffer as an individual feels withdrawn or stressed.
The abilities and needs of an individual with dementia may fluctuate because they are having a good/ bad day. Also this may change daily because of stress levels, if they have not had enough sleep and stress. This can cause the individual being frustrated, confused and have added memory difficulties. The individual’s needs and abilities may also fluctuate because the condition has progressed or being the later stages of dementia. Throughout these stages the individual will need more support on a day too day basis and more encouragement.
Unit 12 2.1explain how individuals experience discrimination due to misinformation The attitudes people have towards those of us with mental health problems mean it is harder for them to work, make friends and in short, live a normal life. -People become isolated -They are excluded from everyday activities -It is harder to get or keep a job -People can be reluctant to seek help, which makes recovery slower and more difficult -Their physical health is affected. This is because society in general has stereotyped views about mental illness and how it affects people. Many people believe that people with mental ill health are violent and dangerous, when in fact they are more at risk of being attacked or harming themselves than harming other people.
Individuals may also find other people very scary, and feel very alienated and alone. ANXIETY DISORDERS:- there are many types of Anxiety disorders that affect each individual in different way the main types include: Generalized anxiety or GAD is characterized by excessive, exaggerated anxiety and worry about everyday life events with no obvious reasons for worry. Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a lasting
Others may find the individual's behaviour unusual, or erratic and may find it difficult to be around them. The individual may feel hurt, insecure, lack self-esteem and become depressed and isolated. Anxiety disorders – is an unrealistic and constant worry about aspects of everyday life. The individual may experience sleep disturbance. They may be restless or agitated, their hearts may beat faster, they may get the shakes and stomach upset.
Also if the person is hospitalised or needs surgery, poisoned from wrong medication, shock and disbelief. If someone is being physically abused then the effects are going to be mainly physical, such as bruising and cuts. There are also Long term effects. Abuse is a major source of stress and can have long-term effects on the health and well-being of older adults. The stress of abuse could trigger chest pain or angina, and may be a factor in other serious heart problems.
(Chrysalis, 2010) People presenting them self to a therapist with a stress condition may or may not know they are being affected by stress, they may not recognise that they difficulties they are presenting with whether they be a stand-alone condition such as hypo stress, or in some way interlinked with each other such as panic attacks brought on by another form of stress. The most common symptoms to recognise in a client would be- * Psychological changes- such as depression or anxiety they client may or may not know what the specific cause is; also states of confusion and lack of concentration, time management skills and lack of motivation are common. * Sleep disturbances- stress can cause insomnia as well as poor quality of sleep such as waking in the middle of the night and not being able to get back to
Poor communication between the service user and carer is a factor, he or she may be unable to express their concerns or opinions. If an individual is not mobile or bed bound, they are frail and powerless to defend themselves. Someone who suffers with dementia and is aggressive may be susceptible to abuse as care staff may not know how to deal with this and become frustrated and lash out. Question 2a (Weighting:
Depression can interfere with sexual performance. This can cause personal relationships to fall apart. Insomnia is caused by depression, which is having trouble sleeping or staying asleep for long periods of time. Depression can affect various ages and maybe be more severe to children then adults. Robin Williams had a lot going on in his life, and it seemed like things could never go right for Williams.
The individual can become irritable at a moments notice. Many people suffer from depression which can be caused by the physical and cognitive changes that they have experienced. Some people can become self-centred and not recognize other people’s point of view and can become very demanding which can cause resentment. Often people with acquired brain injury do not like to be left alone for any amount of time. Explain the concepts of loss in relation to acquired brain injury for individuals and carers The care that is given to an individual with an acquired brain injury is crucial.