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Unit 52 Equality,diversity and inclusion in dementia care practice 1. Understand that each individual's experience of dementia is unique. 1.1 Explain why it is important to recognise and respect an individual's heritage. Recognising and respecting an individual's heritage is very important in a social care environment as it is what makes them who they are today. When we learn about a person's heritage we will understand the person's character, their likes and dislikes and their habits. By respecting and recognising heritage in a social care environment we will be encouraging each individual to feel accepted and to be themselves. 1.2 Compare the experience of dementia for an individual who has acquired it as an older person with the experience of an individual who has acquired it as a young person. Dementia between an individual who is a older person and an individual who is a younger person may not be very different as the effects that dementia brings will be the same for both individual's. However the care that the individual's will receive will differ, the way they both take the news that they have dementia and their attitudes towards it will be very different. I believe an older person will cope better with the news that they have dementia because it is more common and their is alot of help and care available for them, whereas a young person with dementia may struggle because they may have to give up work and often struggle to access the right care and support they need. 1.3 Describe how the experience of dementia may be different for individuals - Who have a learning disability Dementia generally affects people with learning disabilities in similar ways to people without a learning disability, but there are some important differences. People with a learning disability: · Are at greater risk of developing dementia at a young age - particularly
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