Hsc 4222-372

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Unit 372

1.1 Why is it important to recognise and respect an individual’s heritage?
Because peoples heritage is part of their culture. The more you understand about it the more you understand the person and the reason they do some of the things they do. You have a heritage and it is why you were brought up with the beliefs and standards. You want people to respect that, so you should give the same respect. It’s also a part of history which has helped us evolve throughout this world. You may not like it or agree with it, but you should at least learn a bit about it before you make a decision and still respect it. 1.2 Compare the experience of dementia for an individual who has acquired it as an older person with the experience
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You also try to understand what the person is going through from their own perspective as much as possible. In terms of how culture and language may impact on the dementia experience, important issues include: varying cultural notions about dementia; difficulties in accessing health and community support services; the effect of dementia on language; difficulties with diagnosis; and social isolation.

c. who are at the end of life

As they reach the end of life, people suffering from conditions like Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease can present special problems for caregivers. People live with these diseases for years, becoming increasingly disabled. Because they do not die soon after they are diagnosed, it can be hard to think of these as terminal diseases. But they do contribute to death.
Illnesses like Alzheimer's disease make it difficult for those who want to provide supportive care at the end of life to know what is needed. Because people with advanced dementia can no longer communicate, they cannot share their concerns. Is Uncle Bert refusing food because he is not hungry or because he's confused? Why does Grandma Ruth seem agitated, is she in pain and needs medication to relieve it, but can't tell you. As these conditions progress, they also obstruct efforts to provide emotional or spiritual comfort. How can you let Grandpa know how much his life has meant to you? How do you make peace with your mother if she no longer knows who you are? Someone who
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