Patients may be forced to stay off work which will lead to a loss of earnings putting more stress on the individual and their families, possibly leaving a patient needing treatment for depression. Also the patient would have the stress and worry of passing on the infection to loved ones. All of these will lead to a loss of trust in in the organisation. Worse case death could occur. 007-4.1 Define the term risk.
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.
Q2. Explain how mental ill health may have an impact on the individual including: a) Psychological and emotional Mental illness can affect the individual in a deep way by affecting the way they feel thinks and feels. They may feel tearful and have feelings of worthlessness. b) Practical and financial Mental health problems may affect finances in many ways: * If the ability to work is affected there may be a sudden or, possibly, dramatic reduction in income. * If they spend time away from home, for example while they are cared for in hospital, it may be difficult to keep up to date with their financial commitments.
They may find it difficult to carry out physical tasks due to sensory loss. A person is unique and may have had different life experiences which means the way dementia affects them is personal to them. They have different likes/ dislikes and needs so we must try to meet these the best we can. 1.3 A person with dementia may feel excluded from society because the way they are treated by other's. They may not be given the oppourtunity to be involved just because other's haven't got the time of day for them.
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.
Unit 4222-220 Supporting individuals who are distressed. HSC 2012 1.1 Identify common causes of distress. Causes of distress can vary, and are different for each person. Common causes are: * Informed of a death or serious illness of someone close * Receive bad/worrying news * Serious worrying issues re: family, money * Reaction to behavior of others towards them * Find environment frustrating/restricting * Deprived of information and are scared * Anxiety about upcoming events * Unable to achieve targets set my themselves * Overload of family/work pressure 1.2 Describe signs that may indicate an individual is distressed. Signs that can indicate a person is being distressed can be easier to see if you have a close working
1.4 - Describe the impact the behaviours of carers and others may have on an individual with dementia It could make the carers and individuals feel very vulnerable and also overwhelmed with someone that has dementia or challenging behaviour. Try swapping over staff for a break and then going back after a time. 2.3 - Analyse ways of responding to the behaviour of an individual with dementia taking account of the abilities and needs of the individual carers and
Dementia is a syndrome associated with an ongoing decline of the brain and its abilities. This includes problems with: * memory loss * thinking speed * mental agility * language * understanding * judgment People with dementia can lose interest in their usual activities, and have problems controlling their emotions. They may also find social situations challenging, lose interest in socializing, and aspects of their personality may change. A person with dementia may lose empathy (understanding and compassion), they may see or hear things that other people do not (hallucinations), or they may make false claims or statements. As dementia affects a person's mental abilities, they may find planning and organizing difficult.
Groups that have a higher risk of becoming vulnerable include, children, people with learning and physical disabilities, people suffering with mental health problems, chronically ill people and the elderly. Age concern (1986) defines vulnerability in the elderly as ‘people in need of some support, help and/or advice in order to prevent personal or social deterioration or breakdown. Without this their level of dependency on others or their ability to manage their lives as they wish, might deteriorate to the point of necessitating their removal to institutional care, which is not their preferred option and might otherwise be prevented or postponed (page 11).’ This statement is proven in my clinical experience. Whilst on placement on a busy acute medical ward, at a local hospital, I helped to care for an elderly lady, whom I shall refer to as Mrs Berry. Mrs Berry was 87 and had been admitted to hospital following a fall
P4 Explain two theories of ageing When people gradually age, they begin getting affected by different life factors for example a loved one’s death or them developing an illness. How the individual is affected by these life factors depends on their attitude and beliefs. For example if the individual is a person with a positive outlook on life, he/she will maintain this attitude even if they are going through pain with having a serious illness. On the other hand someone who always is negative towards life will become depressed. Different theorists have different ideas on how people respond to ageing.