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.
This causes a gradual decline in mental ability. The key functions of the brain that are affected by dementia are the temporal lobe, frontal lobe, parietal lobe, occipital lobe, cerebrum lobe and the hippocampus 3. Depression, delirium and age related memory impairment share a lot of the symptoms of dementia. For instance with depression their memory may be affected and they may find it difficult to retain new information, also it is quite common for people to become forgetful as they age. This may be why people mistake them for dementia.
The individual may also lash out if they are in pain and they cannot tell you this then can lead to frustration on both parts. 1.3 Explain the importance of effective communication to an individual with dementia. Communication with a person with dementia can be very difficult. The individual may not be able to find or remember a particular word for an object or the word they need to express what they are trying to say. Effective communication is important because it can reduce anxiety and confusion, it can improve the relationship between you and the individual, it will build trust between you, improve co-operation and allow you to feel more successful as a caregiver.
1.3 Explain how standards inform reflective practice in adult social care Standards inform reflective practice because they impact on how I work. I have to be fully aware of them and understand the imprecation’s of not working towards them. Reflecting on standards also gives me the opportunity to update myself on any new standards. 1.4 Describe how own values, beliefs systems and experiences may affect working practice My values, beliefs system and experiences could impact on the work I am doing with residents if I do not have an awareness of my own values etc. This is because I could find it difficult to accept other people values and beliefs.
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.
This can be more common in people who have high blood pressure, type 1 diabetes and those who smoke. Also If someone has a stoke it can damage brain cells. However not everyone who has had a stroke will go on to develop vascular dementia. Other less common causes of dementia can be things such as head injuries that can cause memory loss, brain tumours and alcohol abuse which is the cause of korsikof dementia. 1.2 describe the types of memory impairement commonely experienced by individuals with dementia.
1. Explain what is mean by the term dementia. Dementia is a group of symptoms caused by specific brain disorders.The common symptoms of dementia are memory loss, changes in behaviour or mood, difficulties with communication. Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse. How fast dementia progresses will depend on the individual person and what type of dementia they have.
Neurons and synapses become damaged by dementia they may be unable to carry messages that tell a section of the brain what to do. 1.2. Describe the key functions of the brain that are affected by dementia Frontal lobe - Movement, emotional behaviour, personality, interpretation and feeling. Parietal lobe - Language, special awareness and recognition. Temporal lobe – Long term memory, speech and hearing.