Providing Quality Care for Patients with Dementia

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Jeon Y.H. et al.(2012) told that There is an increase demand for care and help services knowledgeable aged care workers due to the increased cases of dementia. Staff should have proper knowledge of dementia and should be properly trained before providing care to the residents suffering from dementia. Banner et al (2009 as cited in Lee J.et al.2012) focussed that attitudes of care staff with the residents suffering from dementia matters because their attitudes shows in the way they react with residents in their routine work. . After diagnosing with dementia the individuals suffering from dementia, their family members may involve with the staff in different aged care facilities. Staff should have knowledge like assessment of individual suffering from dementiamake a care plan,help the individual in their daily activities. Collaboration of staff is necessary in residential facility to provide better care to the individuals suffering from dementia. Staff should be able to identify the most common signs and symptoms of dementia that can be different between individuals like memory loss, forgetfulness, inability to focus and pay attention, or various behavioural symptoms associated with dementia. Care plan should be made by staff for residents in advance. As Jeon Y.H. et al.(2012) told that ,” The association of some resident behaviours with staff burnout , stress and turnover indicates the need for a more effective model of dementia care” (John Y.H.. et al.2012, pp.510). I also recommend that staff should be able to adopt a model in the facility that is person centred care.. Jeon Y.H.et al. (2012) told that Person centred care models start with education and training of staff on the strategies of person centred care ... ... middle of paper ... ... for person centered care. Australian nursing journal, 19(10), 32-35. Gideon A Caplan and Anne E Meller (december 2013). Advance care planning in aged care facilities. Australasian journal on ageing, 32(4), 202-203. Jenny Lee, Elsie Hui,Carolyn Kng and Tung Wai Auyeung (2012). Attitude of long care staff towards dementia. International Psychogeriatrics, 25(1), 140-147. Judy Ryan and Eileen Carey (june 2009). Developing person-centred planning in dementia care. Learning Disability Practice, 12(5), 24-28. Yun-Hee Jeona, Corresponding author contact information, E-mail the corresponding author, Georgina Luscombeb, Lynn Chenowethc, d, Jane Stein-Parburyc, d, Henry Brodatye, f, Madeleine Kingg, Marion Haash (May 2012). Ziesel, J. (September 2013). Improving person centered care through effective design. Journal of the american society on aging, 37(3), 45-52.
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