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Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings (QFC) Unit 39- Understand and Enable Interaction and Communication with Individuals with Dementia 1.1- Describe how memory impairment can affect the ability of an individual with dementia to use verbal language- Words are hard to come by and they can struggle over the appropriate word to the point that it interrupts their flow of conversation; sometimes they will select the wrong word. This is very frustrating but in some forms of dementia it can also mean they lose short term memory and will repeat themselves, not remembering that they have told you about their day or not remembering your answers e.g. asking over and over is it Thursday today? This makes conversation stilted and difficult to maintain. Then of course there is the problem of remembering people’s names which can become so dominating that the affected person does not listen to the others in the conversation whilst they struggle to remember the elusive name. As their vocabulary decreases they may feel embarrassed socially and withdraw from social occasions. Be able to apply interaction and communication approaches with individuals in dementia 2.1- List different techniques that can be used to facilitate positive interactions with an individual with dementia- Different techniques that facilitate positive interactions with an individual with dementia are a few of the following- memory books, recreational activity, problem solving activity, music therapy, the use of pictures, reality orientation therapy, etc. Have a positive interactive environment. A positive mood, tone of voice, and body language will go a long way to providing a better opportunity to positively interact with someone with dementia. Showing affection is also a good way of creating a

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