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Understand the impact of recognition and diagnosis of dementia

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Understand the impact of recognition and diagnosis of dementia

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Describe the impact of early diagnosis and follow up to diagnosis
I have been in care for a while and started out as a health care support worker so I have seen all different levels of progression with all different types of dementia. However the importance of early diagnosis is the same. Early diagnosis is necessary to improve the treatment, information and the care and support that they revive and also to allow them and their family to make well-being choices for their future and also to keep their care and support person centred.
If one of our service users are diagnosed early enough it can give them a lot more options in the way of treatments and medication, it can
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Describe the possible impact of receiving a diagnosis of dementia on: The individual
Being diagnosed with dementia will affect people in different ways. The service user could become withdrawn and depressed, this will affect their well-being and how they look after and treat them self’s. They can start to self-harm or neglect them self’s through personal hygiene or through there eating, eating too much or too little. They may even become so depressed and down in mood
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