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Title: Dementia care


1
South West Dementia Partnership
Essential dementia awareness person centred
approaches
2
Welcome
  • Introductions
  • Group Agreement
  • What will be achieved from this session?

3
Main Talking Points
  • Behaviours that challenge usresponding to
    emotional distress expressions of anger
    excessive walking
  • Person centred approaches
  • Supporting the person with dementia
  • Myth dementia means you will become incapable
    of living life with any meaning

4
Effect on feelings emotions
  • Reminder of the information from describing
    dementia presentation
  • For some people having a range of difficulties in
    memory and thinking can result in a person
    feeling
  • .Frustrated
  • .Angry
  • .Upset
  • .Distressed
  • .Alone
  • .Frightened

5
Behaviours that challenge us(responding to
emotional distress expressions of anger
excessive walking)
  • Hitting out in an angry way
  • Walking around all the time
  • Difficulty in self monitoring behaviour with
    others
  • Not co-operating when being helped with caring
    tasks
  • Constantly repeating the same thing
  • Shouting out loudly
  • Putting things in places where they cannot be
    found

6
How to help
  • Look at what else is happening when a person is
    behaving in a certain way
  • Look for the emotion that the person may be
    feeling
  • Focus on the person rather than the illness

7
DEMENTIA
Person with
8
PERSON
with dementia
9
People as Individuals
  • Each person with dementia will change and react
    to their difficulties in a different way
  • It is very helpful to know about a person. This
    will help to think about what the person could be
    experiencing. SO.
  • Finding out all about a persons life is very
    important.

10
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  • Supporting the person with dementia
  •  
  • Try to
  • Involve the person, wherever possible in making
    decisions about everyday matters
  • Make time to listen to the person
  • Show kindness and be reassuring
  • Respect the person at all times

12
Supporting the person with dementia
  • Try not to.........
  • Appear cross with the person
  • Argue with the person
  • Ignore the person

13
When a person is distressed
Always Stay calm Try to show you are
relaxed. If speech is hard to understand, think
about what the person might be trying to
say. Pick up clues from a persons body language
about how they are feeling. Allow the person to
express sad / angry emotions.
14
Non-verbal communication
  • Move to the persons level
  • Gain eye contact where possible
  • Use gestures, objects or signals as well as words
    e.g. show the person an object that relates to
    what you are saying

15
Verbal communication
  • Speak in a calm way notice the tone of your
    voice.
  • Give the person time to respond.
  • Use short sentences giving a small amount of
    information.
  • Dont argue about facts

16
Remember.
  • You are very important to the person with
    dementia
  • You make a big difference to how the person copes
    with dementia

17
Main Talking Points re-visitedAny questions?
  • Behaviours that challenge us(responding to
    emotional distress expressions of anger
    excessive walking)
  • Person centred approaches
  • Supporting the person with dementia
  • Myth dementia means you will become incapable
    of living life with any meaning
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