They may not be given the oppourtunity to be involved just because other's haven't got the time of day for them. Due to how dementia affects a client may mean they can not adjust to the time it is now and may be stuck in their past. This may mean they cannot understand what is being asked of them. 1.4 When caring for person with dementia we must remember they are an individual and need to be included in all
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.
People who care for dementia sufferers may find that as the illness progresses they will have to start discussions to get the person to make conversation. This is common. Their ability to process information gets progressively weaker and their responses can become delayed. Impaired depth perception, loss of vision, loss of colour vision, loss of contrast sensitivity and hallucinations are all problems that may be associated with dementia. As a carer non-verbal communication will become important, body language, facial expressions, gestures, eye contact and tone of voice will have to be taken into account when communicating with a sufferer.
The individual may feel that they can't cope and give up,. The carer might feel that they can't cope looking after the individual so help is needed. The individual may not be sleeping as well as they have been and through lack of sleep they are frustrated and the confidence and well being is being effected, so help from others would be welcomed by both parties. 3.3 Explain how to access the additional support of others when supporting individuals with dementia. I would access additional support by asking by manager if they have support groups available and by asking support workers.
1.1 Describe what is meant by a person-centered approach This is about ensuring that the person (with dementia) is the main focus of our attention and not the dementia. It recognises a person's individuality, their personal history and personality. The idea is to see and understand the world from the individual's perspective. When a person behaves in a way that is difficult, aggressive or inappropriate it is the role of others to try to understand why the person is behaving in that way, especially if they are unable to explain this themselves. Knowing their past history, relationships and interests or trying to see the world from their perspective can often help with this.
While a little amount of fear and lack of trust might be necessary, excess of these things is not good and prevents one from doing a lot of things including difficulty in communicating effectively. It is important that service users trust the service providers because the service user may not take the service providers advice with could be potentially dangerous or even life threatening. Some conditions, such as having a stroke, being depressed or having other mental health problems may affect an individual’s ability to communicate, because they affect the person’s
* A resident may be suffering from confusion, either temporarily because of an acute medical problem, or as a result of dementia. The elderly often have some degree of sensory impairment and this also has an impact on communication. * A health care worker might be dealing with someone suffering from a mental illness. This may take many forms; perhaps the client is depressed and reluctant to speak, or may be deluded or hallucinating. This makes communication challenging and the care worker needs to learn strategies to improve her sensitivity.
Dementia is a collection of symptoms including memory loss, personality change, and impaired intellectual functions resulting from disease or trauma to the brain. These changes are not part of normal aging and are severe enough to impact daily living, independence, and relationships. There will likely be noticeable decline in communication, learning, remembering, and problem solving. These changes may occur quickly or very slowly over time. Common signs and symptoms of dementia include: * Memory loss * Impaired judgment
Involvement of key people, allowing access to information about themselves and also involving the individual in identifying and managing risks if capable of doing so when planning support and care. 1.3 One of the difficulties for a individual with dementia is that their dementia progresses, they may lack capacity to make decisions for themselves. However, the fact that they cannot make decisions in some areas does not mean they cannot make other decisions themselves. For example an individual may be able to make a decision
CU303P/CT303 Principles of Communication in Adult Social Care Settings. 1.1 The different reasons why people communicate are To express needs, to share ideas and information, to reassure, to express feelings, to build relationships,to ask questions and to share experiences. 1.2 If you do not show effective communication then the person/people you are communicating with may not understand what you are trying to communicate to them. They may also misunderstand what you mean and give you an invalid response. 1.3 It is important to observe an individuals reactions so you are aware they understand what is being communicated to them.