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Unit Title: Understand and enable interaction and communication with individuals who have dementia Unit sector reference: DEM 312 Level: 3 Credit value: 4 Guided learning hours: 30 Unit expiry date: 31/03/2015 Unit accreditation number: Y/601/4693 Unit purpose and aim This unit provides the opportunity for the learner to develop and implement the qualities of an effective relationship with individuals with dementia. This is based on the use of positive interactions and communication skills. Learning Outcomes The learner will: Assessment Criteria The learner can: 1. 1.1 Explain how different forms of dementia may affect the way an individual communicates 1.2 Explain how physical and mental health factors may need to be considered when communicating with an individual who has dementia 1.3 Describe how to support different communication abilities and needs of an individual with dementia who has a sensory impairment 1.4 Describe the impact the behaviours of carers and others may have on an individual with dementia Understand the factors that can affect interactions and communication of individuals with dementia © OCR 2010 Exemplification Carers may include:  Partner  Family  Friends  Neighbours Others may include:  Care worker  Colleague  Manager  Social Worker  Occupational Therapist  GP  Speech & Language Therapist  Physiotherapist  Pharmacist  Nurse  Psychologist  Admiral Nurses  Independent Mental Capacity Advocate  Community Psychiatric Nurse  Dementia Care Advisors  Advocate  Support groups 1 Learning Outcomes 2. Be able to communicate with an individual with dementia using a range of verbal and non-verbal techniques Assessment Criteria 2.1 Demonstrate how to use different communication techniques with an individual who has dementia 2.2 Be able to use positive interaction approaches with individuals with

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