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The person should be encouraged to do whatever they can for themselves. 2. Quality of life The following practices should be adhered to in providing quality of life to person with dementia: Ensuring they have enough to eat and drink Maintaining personal care (washing, personal grooming etc.) Participating in group activities Participating preferred activities Social opportunities Maintain relationships with family and friends outside of care. 3. Care home environment In order to make the person suffering from dementia's life as comfortable as possible, the home they live in should be made as homely as possible. There should be things that stimulate their interests and opportunities provided to get involved in household tasks, if desired. 4. Palliative care If dementia is terminal, a palliative approach should be made available from the time of diagnosis. This includes: Encouraging the person to live life as normally as possibly, while accepting the inevitability of death (not seeking to quicken or slow down the process) Treating distressing symptoms Maintaining quality of life Holistic care – family and friends should be included and grief and bereavement support offered after death Combining spiritual, biological, spiritual and social care.
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P a g e | 8 Activity 1C Estimated Time 15 Minutes Objective To provide you with an opportunity to identify and address person’s needs for a stable and familiar environment. Activity Why is it important to maintain a stable environment for people with dementia? Unfamiliar environments can act as behavioural triggers, for people with dementia, for concerning behaviour such as aggression, psychosis and withdrawal. People with dementia often prefer to stay in familiar surroundings and this allows them more privacy and to engage in their daily living activities without feeling that carers are being over-intrusive; this may be their own home, or a relative or friend’s home. How can you address this in a residential environment? Taking familiar items from home such as photographs, picture frames, ornaments, furniture etc. Ensure a routine is kept familiar e.g. times to wake, sleep, eat etc. Serve familiar food – find out client’s favourites Restrict the number of different carers involved in client’s personal care Encourage visits from family at regular/similar times. Activity 1D Estimated Time 30 Minutes Objective To provide you with an opportunity to recognise signs consistent with financial, physical or emotional abuse or neglect of the person and report to an appropriate person. Activity How would you respond if you witnessed or knew an older person's rights were being violated? There are few things you must do if you witnessed or knew an older person’s rights were being violated: Intervene when you suspect abuse e.g. report Inform or report to the supervisor, senior manager, colleague or any appropriate person Contact elder abuse help line
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P a g e | 9 Activity 2A Estimated Time 15 Minutes Objective To provide you with an opportunity to use verbal and non verbal
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