Qcf H&Sc Level 2 Unit 241

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QCF Health and Social Care Level 2 Unit 241 1.1 It is important to recognise that individuals with dementia have unique needs because their needs are probably more complex than a person without dementia’s needs. A person with dementia requires around the clock care with personal care, feeding and activities such as remembrance games etc. 1.2 The best way to help carers understand the unique needs and preferences of a dementia sufferer Is to give them sufficient training enough to understand the effects of dementia and the changes it inflicts on a person. 1.3 There have been a lot of misunderstandings when it comes to people understanding dementia. Until recently people have dismissed dementia as a mental disease that a person gets and should be left in a mental asylum. This is not the case and dementia sufferers require around the clock care to make sure they enjoy quality of life just as much as a non-dementia sufferer would. This has been blurred and people do not see this. This is what affects the attitudes of individuals towards people with dementia. 2.1 The best way an individual can feel included, valued and able to engage daily life is to make sure they get as much out of life as anybody else would. Include them in everyday activities, encourage independence and treat them how they expect to be treated. 2.2 Individuals with dementia may feel excluded due to the fact that many of them suffer from depression that has sprouted from Dementia. Inclusion is important in the life of a dementia sufferer as it encourages independence and quality of life. 2.3 It is very important to include the individual in all aspects of care because it helps to promote their independence. 3.1 The difference of an older client with dementia is that they have experienced life already and have many memories of childhood that they revisit more regularly now

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