Answers 242 Equality Diversity And Inclusion In Dementia Care Practice

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Title: 242 Equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care practice Level: 2 Credit Value: 3 GLH 24 1 Explain what is meant by: a) diversity b) equality c) inclusion Diversity means people of different sexes, ages that all have their own different experiences, attitudes, beliefs and preferences. Equality means treating everyone fairly and making equal opportunities available. Inclusion involves making the individual the centre of their life, involving them in everything that is about them so that they are actively involved in all aspects of their life, care and support. 1.2 Explain why an individual with dementia has unique needs and preferences A person who has developed dementia has lost many of their normal brain functions,…show more content…
Some carers may not feel they can approach the person because the assume they are violent. If a person gets violent it is due to frustration and not being able to express themselves and you should always try to work out what it is that triggers the outburst or what is frustrating the individual. It helps if you know how to approach the person so they don’t get agitated. You should always try to form positive relationships with the individuals and by getting to know them better, you will be able to provide them with better care. 2.1 Demonstrate how an individual with dementia has been valued, included and able to engage in daily life. By improved communication – by trying to understand the individual and taking the time to listen and for them to get their point across. By enabling them to participate in activities that are within their physical and mental capabilities. By contributing to daily living tasks – eg when getting washed and dressed, allowing the individual to do what they are able to and by assisting them with things that they are not able to. 2.2 Show how an individual’s life history and culture has been taken into consideration to meet their needs We were caring for a lady with advanced dementia who had been a devout Christian her whole life. When there was a church service been held in the home, we would take her to that service. Also, when there was no service been held, we would read

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