Activity What self care strategies could you employ to minimise the development

Activity what self care strategies could you employ

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Activity What self-care strategies could you employ to minimise the development of stress and manage any that surfaces? Some of the self-care strategies that could minimise the development of stress include: Allowing expression of the feelings (rather than bottling them up) Crying Talking (sharing feelings can be cathartic) Keep a journal – writing feelings down can help you understand them and process them more easily Don't become consumed by the feelings Perform comforting rituals/behaviours Think carefully before you make any decisions on your feelings Find a balance between the negative feelings and positive ones in life Rediscover your sense of humour. Skills and Knowledge Activity Estimated Time 60 Minutes Objective To provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of the foundation skills, knowledge evidence and performance evidence.
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P a g e | 20 Activity Complete the following individually and attach your completed work to your workbook. The answers to the following questions will enable you to demonstrate your knowledge of: Up to date research on dementia and the different manifestations of dementia Dementia as a progressive neurological condition, including pathological features Common indicators and symptoms of dementia Behaviours of concern, needs driven behaviour model and de- escalation procedures Progression of dementia and potential impact on the person with dementia, their family and significant others Principles of person-centred approach to support Relevant activities which enhance self-esteem and pleasure in the person’s life, minimise boredom, and distract from or eliminate behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia Competency and image enhancement as a means of addressing devaluation Verbal and non-verbal communication strategies Answer each question in as much detail as possible, considering your organisational requirements for each one. 1. What are the pathological features of Alzeheimer’s? Explain in detail. The typical neuropathological signs of Alzheimer's are amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles – these are brain abnormalities that define the disease. These two signs are required to be present in the brain tissue for a definitive diagnosis of Alzheimer's, regardless of the other symptoms. The appearance of these can precede any behavioural symptoms by years. However, their main effect is the loss of connection between cells and cell death. Amyloid plaques These are dense, insoluble clumps of protein that deposit a damaging substance around the nerve cells of the brain. In Alzheimer's these plaques are common in the hippocampus, which is responsible for memory (including spatial awareness). This explains why people with Alzheimer's have trouble recalling short term memories and get lost when they wander.
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