By assessing their needs accessing their needs and getting required information about their communication needs you can find out the best way to communicate with a certain individual. By not using the correct aids and equipment, such as hearing aids, can make individuals feel isolated or they may even hold back on communicating at all. 3. Analyse features of the environment that may help or hinder communication. Some features that will help or hinder communication are things like lighting, if the lighting is poor they may not be able to see sufficiently and may not understand you, whereas if it is good they will be able to see what is going on around them and also will be able to see what you are doing or saying.
CT279: Understanding Sensory Loss. 1, 1, There are a number of factors that can impact individuals with sensory loss, communication and awareness plays a big role in this, they may also find it difficult to feed themselves, dressing, mobility, hobbies and interests can have a major negative impact on their lives. They could also feel scared and alone. There can also be positive factors that could impact on individuals lives, increased help, aids for support and a good support team could give them a better outlook on life. 1, 2, Societal attitudes and beliefs can impact individuals with sensory loss in quite a negative way because people in society can be very judgmental towards people with disabilities, and put them in a group of people with below average intelligence and assume they can’t do or think the same way as other people without disabilities can.
It can make people eat not healthy food or under eat. It can damage their health and self-esteem. It is anorexia nervosa when people under eat. In this situation people try to keep their weight as low as possible and want to be as skin as possible. People with this disorder usually eat low calorie diet, and make starving themselves.
For example: A Service user cannot understand a menu when It is present in a list form , so we could help them make their choice by getting images of meals they would be presented with to eat. Also try to explain the importance of a healthy diet. If the dilemma was to be a reoccurrence or become a bigger issue at meal times, it would be a good idea to report it to the NIC or the service users case manager to then discuss other options available with the chef. 2. Each service user is different and they all like/ dislike different foods.
The negative side of sensory loss is that they may find it hard to feed themselves, dressing themselves and that their mobility may deteariate. Also, hobbies and interests can have a negative impact on their lives. Some people may also feel alone and scared due to sensory loss. There is support for the deaf and blind to give them a better outlook on life. 1.4 Steps that can be taken to overcome the negative factors could be that you make sure all areas are clear of obstacles so therefore an individual with eye sight impairment might fall over or fall into.
This means for the individual who has dementia, that the means and importance of food can be forgotten or that they just forget that they are hungry, or forget to eat what has been prepared. The same applies to drinking. With old people who are prone to malnutrition and dehydration this can become more of a problem with dementia putting their health at risk. Functional change is losing ability to remember how to eat using cutlery. Instead some people find it easier to pick up food by hand, so finger food should be provided.
DEM 302 Understanding and meet the nutritional requirements of individuals with dementia. 1.1 Describe how cognitive, functional and emotional changes associated with dementia can affect eating. If the individuals cognitive ability is impaired they could forget to eat and drink, as well as think that they haven’t been fed, we might think they had a drink or eaten their food where as they might have tipped their drink down the sink or thrown their food away. If the functional ability changes it could mean that they can’t hold cutlery or hold a drink, therefore unable to feed themselves or feed themselves properly. When the emotional state changes they may become stressed and not want to eat or drink and may also forget that they need to
If the individual feels rushed, they may become agitated or restricted and not therefore understand clearly. They may ‘give up’ if they feel under pressure. • Eye contact and visibility, body language. Much of communication is visible. If a person can have eye contact with you and pick up o body language and other visual cues it will help their understanding and communication.
For instance, losing energy, feeling sick, might faint. People usually lie to their body every day by eating stuff that they are not supposed to do is because they do not know what they are really eating. Some people do not really care what they are eating as long it’s delicious, they would accept it. As matter fact, people worry more about their daily task than eating appropriately. In his article,” In defense of food “: Michael Pollen established “what is food” and why do American’s eat nonfood in such large quantities?” Definitely, I’m agree about food labels do provide enough information for consumers to make an informed choice about what to feed their bodies.