NVQ 3 Equality Diversity And Inclusion In Dementia Care Practice Assignment

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DEM 313 Equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care practice
1.1 Explain why it is important to recognise and respect an individual’s heritage

An individual’s heritage is about his culture, history or personal experiences it is important to recognise and respect them because it is what makes him individual and unique. If we know them we provide a person centre care and focus on individual’s choices and preferences, he will then feel valued and included.
For example Muslim doesn’t eat pork by being aware of it we provide his food without pork and individual has his dietary needs meet.

1.2 Compare the experience of dementia for an individual who has acquired it as an older person with the experience of an individual who has
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Current legislation and government policy were put in place to ensure that care providers provide the best possible care for dementia patients. Government equally provide funding to improve care environments to help to manage the condition of people with dementia as they are less likely to get confused or become distressed within an environment designed with their needs in mind.

2.2 Describe the ways in which an individual with dementia may be subjected to discrimination and oppression

Individuals with dementia have loss of communication or memory so they can be treated unfairly by carers or relatives because they may not have the capacity to challenge abuses or to report what has occurred. For example they can use offensive or insulting language. By the fact that they are sometimes weak and vulnerable, people can assault or cause them physical harm.
Furthermore those displaying challenging behaviour can be neglect or provided poor care by staff.
2.3 Explain the potential impact of discrimination on an individual with dementia

Individuals with dementia have impairment in mental capacity and people can discriminate against when it comes to exercise their rights. People with dementia face a poor quality of life which lead the person to be isolated and loss his self esteem.
For example, they