1.2 Explain How To Support An Individual With Dementia

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1.1 Explain what is meant by: – Diversity Diversity is the difference between people’s culture, nationality, ability, ethnic origin, gender, age, religion, belief, sexual orientation and social class. – Equality Equality is about an individual’s rights, giving people choices and respect. It is about ‘creating a fairer society, where everyone can participate and has the opportunity to fulfil their potential’ (DoH, 2004). – Inclusion Inclusion is about involving people and placing them at the centre of any planning or support. It is valuing diversity and all the advantages it brings. 1.2 Explain why an individual with dementia has unique needs and preferences? A resident with dementia has unique needs and preferences because each person is…show more content…
Younger individuals may be in work still at the time of diagnosis, have young children to depend on them, have financial commitments. Younger individuals find it harder to accept help and support so rely on family and friends, but with this that support may not be available as their family and friends are young so have their own life’s, they may still be in work/education. 3.3 Describe how to use a person-centred approach with an individual with a learning disability and dementia. A person-centred approach is ensuring that care and support staff do all they can to carry out the wishes of the individual they are supporting. The individual’s needs are the most important thing and everything should be done to support them as they wish. An individual with a learning disability and dementia will still need the same person-centred approach as their needs are still important. All interests and needs still need to be met which can be done in several ways: • Various ways of communicating – verbal and non-verbal. • Using simple sentences and

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