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Facilitate support responsive to the specific nature of dementia CHCAC416A
CONTENT Prepare to plan support requirements for people impacted by dementia Plan support requirements Develop and implement strategies which minimise the impact of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia Provide guidance and support workers and carers to implement plan Complete documentation
What is dementia? In small groups discuss what is Dementia and write down a definition.
What is dementia Dementia is the collective name for a group of diseases which in essence involves the progressive dysfunction of the brain The disease results in restrictions to a person’s daily living activities which in many cases lead to the need for long-term specialised care
Symptoms of Dementia Dementia is a term given to a set of symptoms – each type of dementia has their own set of symptoms Forgetfulness Absentmindedness Communication difficulties Disorientation Judgment Numbers and calculations Misplacing items Behaviour Personality changes No initiative
Common types of dementia Alzheimer’s disease – most common Vascular dementia Parkinson’s disease Alcohol-related dementia – Korsakoff’s disease Any other examples of types of dementia that you would like to share with the group??
Person Centred Care (PCC) PCC seeks to view the person with dementia as a whole and how the person is influenced by factors beyond the physical changes in the brain Uniqueness Complexity Enabling Personhood Value of others
Memory Individually complete the activity How’s your memory
Communication Effective communication is when a thought or idea is passed correctly form one person to another. This message can be either verbal or non verbal All behaviour conveys some message and is therefore a form of communication
Prepare to plan support requirements for people impacted by dementia What is best practice? What are the main elements of person- centred dementia care? Lets also discuss ways we can enhance communication with clients with dementia and therapy approaches Assessment of risk and situations of risk
Prepare to plan support requirements for people impacted by dementia How do we do support a person with dementia relationships with partners, family, friends
Impact on families Common feelings experienced by carers Depression Guilt Grief and loss Anger
Validation strategies Accept that the person has the right to their own perception of truth Do Not Criticise Correct Embarrass
Plan support requirements In small groups discuss the following Imagine you had dementia What would you expect from the people that were looking after you and your care needs? What would you not want from those people looking after your care needs? What is activity programming?
Activities to promote Quality of Life Activities should Compensate for lost abilities Promote self esteem Maintain residual skills, not involve learning new Provide opportunity for enjoyment, pleasure and social contact Sensitive to cultural background Consider uniqueness of person
Activities to promote Quality of Life Remember that each person is unique and they have their own life history that will include Cultural needs Personality Family and Social Relationships Activity preferences Work and leisure history Anything else??
Develop and implement strategies which minimise the impact of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia Lets discuss examples of behaviours and triggers Communication techniques and strategies you may have used with clients
Provide guidance and support workers and carers implement plan Within the individual plan of care in the behaviour management section what will you find that will assist/support workers and carers.
Your Stress Monitor and manage your own stress Working with people who suffer from dementia can be stressful at times Be aware of how you are feeling Be alert to symptoms of stress
Complete documentation Lets look at activity 14 on page 62. In pairs complete this activity.
‘Carpe Diem’ Seize the day The present moment is what is most important.. Focus on what the person can still do; Not the problems you can do nothing about.. Find pleasure in doing things together; Remember the activity is secondary.
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