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.
4222-372 EQUALITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION IN DEMENTIA CARE PRACTICE. Outcome 1 Understand that each individual's experience of dementia is unique. 1.1 Because peoples heritage is part of their culture. The more you understand about it the more you understand the person and the reason they do some of the things they do. You have a heritage and it is why you were brought up with the beliefs and standards.
I believe an older person is more likely to cope with the news that they have dementia better than a younger person would. Dementia in an older person is a lot more common and well known so care for them is more available. a.who have a learning disability – are at greater risk of developing dementia at a young age, particularly that suffer with Downs Syndrome. They will require specific support to understand the changes they are experiencing and to access appropriate services after diagnosis and as the dementia progresses. People with a learning disability are less likely to receive an early or correct diagnosis of dementia.
Health & Social Care Level 3 Understand and Enable Interaction and Communication with Individuals Who Have Dementia – CU1682 1.1 Explain how different forms of dementia may affect the way an individual communicates. It becomes increasingly more difficult for a person with dementia to communicate effectively, and this can vary from person to person, and by the type of dementia they have, and how far progressive it has become. Some of the different types of dementia include: Alzheimers Vascular Dementia with Lewy Bodies Parkinsons Dementia affects an individual’s capacity to remember and recognise things, as well as lose their ability to speak and understand speech. It also affects their motor skills. All of these
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.
As dementia affects a person's mental abilities, they may find planning and organizing difficult. Being independent may also become a problem. A person with dementia will therefore usually need help from friends or relatives, including help with decision making. Most types of dementia can't be cured, but if it is detected early there are ways to slow it down and maintain mental function. Dementia is a collection of symptoms including memory loss, personality change, and impaired intellectual functions resulting from disease or trauma to the brain.
It places the person at the centre of all - thinking, discussions, processes and procedures. The person-centred approach also sees the interactions between the person and different elements within their support systems as being of paramount importance, and therefore places emphasis on supporting the system that supports the person i.e. the family and friends, and other professionals. It discovers and acts on what is important to the person. In dementia care is a key aspect of best practice.
But as the disease progresses it becomes more difficult as the language skills become impaired, which makes it very difficult to understand what they are trying to say. Positive communication can help a person with dementia to maintain their dignity and self esteem. 1.4) Describe how different forms of dementia may affect the way an individual communicates.. All forms of dementia can affect the way a person communicates, so in time they may have to find different ways of expressing themselves and their feelings. In the early stages of some forms of dementia people may have difficulty finding the right words they are looking for so as a carer you use Body language facial expressions, gestures, eye contact and tone of voice n the later stages of some forms of dementia the words could be lost completly. 2.0) Undertand the importance of positive interactions with individuals with dementia.
Ageism; Often elderly people are labelled as useless, unable to cope and diseased. Often younger generations can make them feel most vulnerable as they tend to see them as if they have already finished their lives. Elderly people may feel that they are going to be treated with dignity in hospital or any care settings. Culture, religion and beliefs; Often, because of religion, beliefs and your culture this will influence on how you are as an elderly person. For example, someone who is very ill may still have a big positive view on life, whereas some may feel depressed and extremely unhappy.
Another reason for using of this language-teaching toll is that it maintains the power of the caregiver in relation to the child. In 1999, Atkinson and Coupland have suggested that using Child Directed Language with the elderly who suffers from memory loss or others, who have difficulties with the language because of their age, can show not only a cultural equation between elderly and children, but it also bring them back to the frontline of attention. However, the reaction of elderly people who were involving in the studies showed that some found it demeaning, and a negative way of caregiver. Others who were suffering from short-term memory loss or other kinds of health problems which decline their ability of language using, found it encouraging and