In this article, ''Computer-assisted reminiscence therapy: developing practice,''(December 2013) Alan Pringle and Sharlotte Somerville explain an experimental project in which the use of new technology helps to recover the patient with dementia. According to the authors reminiscence therapy works very well for the patients with short-term memory loss . As the Dementia starts becoming chronic it can lead the patient to physical and mental behavior disorders. Pringle and Somerville discusses in the article that reminiscence therapy helps to cure Dementia by making a connection with a patient ,so patients can trust nurses and response to reminiscence therapy. Although it takes time to build this connection between patients and nurses, this therapy
Dementia should be viewed as a disability as the symptoms affect the individuals’ ability to be responsible for their everyday needs for example taking medication, remembering to eat and drink. Dementia also affects a persons’ capacity which can be a risk to their safety. Symptoms of dementia can be a big risk to the person as it affects memory so the person with dementia could forget vital things like turning an over off, not locking doors. Balance can also be affected so falls, slips and trips are quite common which means aids need to be put into place to try and prevent the risk of falls, slips, trips and other risks like leaving the oven on or not taking medication. Not having the capacity or ability to act responsibly for their health and safety is viewed as
My grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in early 2005. Visiting him every few years, I could see his recognition abilities deteriorating as the disease progressed. Eventually, he reached the point where he nearly forgot everyone except the one person he had spent the most time with; his wife. At the time of his death in 2013, he was in the advanced stage of Alzheimer’s. My experience with my grandfather and realizing that although many people have to go through this, there is not much awareness of these diseases, inspired me to choose dementia as my topic of interest.
Person-centred nursing is widely practised in clinical areas today, the original concept was developed from the work of psychologists such as Carl Rogers and Tom Kitwood. Rogers (1957.1961) considered empathy and unconditional positive regard to be core features of any therapeutic relationship in counselling. He developed the concept of person-centred therapy in counselling. Stein-Parbury (2009) writes about the use of interpersonal skills in nursing and places a focus on Roger’s model of person-centred therapy. She states that person-centred nursing models have been influenced by the work of Rogers. Stein-Parbury (2009) reports that, according to Rogers (1961); positive nurse-patient relationships promote a caring environment in which the patient can grow and develop.
It is very important in your job role as health care assistant to know all the information about the individual take for example they wont know there children as adults they would only know them as children and even though there husband has died they still will think they are alive. You might get upset or frustrated in trying to explain to them there children are all grown up and that there husband died along time ago you have to patient it is important to use the right tone of and to role play along with service user in order to make them feel comfortable or remind them of what day and year .Sometimes it can be very difficult to get threw to an individual who has dementia. It is very important to always smile using eye contact greet them good morning how are you today the weather is really sunny
Is a person centred care approach really that important when it comes to nursing an older person? The answer is simply, yes. Older people are susceptible to a range of vulnerabilities and threats to their personal identity. This essay sets out to prove how meaningful and imperative it is for nurses to provide the elderly with individualised patient care. Divided up into two sections, the first will include a discussion on how patient centred care immensely benefits an older adult by improving their experience while being looked after and taken care of. It will also take a look at some of the alternative methods of nursing to contrast with the patient centred approach. Included is also a description of Mc Cormack and Mc Cance (2010) Person Centred Practice Framework. This will lead into the second part of the essay, as it will demonstrate how nurses can employ a person centred approach in the clinical setting to promote and recognise older people as equal partners in their care.
Assisted living facilities are one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. Unfortunately, assisted living facilities have a history of being problematic. Specific cases from the movie Life and Death in Assisted Living Facilities indicates that assisted living facilities are often under staffed, poorly trained, and often admit elderly patients who are not qualified candidates for their facilities (Byker and Thompson, 2013). When taking this in to account, it is important to consider why families may admit their loved ones in to assisted living facilities. Hillier and Barrow (2015), associate problems of caregiving with the responsibility itself, the caregivers personal health, role strains, strained family relationships, ect. With all of this strain on an informal caregiver it seems most beneficial to the caregiver and the elderly individual to consider admittance in to an assisted living facility. Once a basis has been established as to why an elderly person is admitted in to an assisted living facility, further insight shall be established to denote what is considered elder abuse. In this movie, Life and Death in Assisted Living Facilities, several
Dementia effects your memory and a person’s ability to achieve a normal everyday task and activities.
The declining cognitive function and unpredictable behaviour of dementia sufferers makes caring for them a difficult and challenging task. As a result, caregivers providing care for dementia sufferers face high physical, emotional and psychological stress . This causes caregivers of dementia sufferers to be at high risk of developing burn-out and other health complications. Thus, it is essential to understand the challenges and burden faced by caregivers of dementia and the resulting effect of caregiving on caregivers’ overall well-being.
For the purpose of this assignment I have chosen to reflect on not knowing how to treat a confused patient with dementia.
Person-centred care is an approach that is becoming more widely used in practice in Irelands healthcare system. The approach to care is more holistic and the patient is more involved in their own care, enabling the older adult to maintain independence and have equal involvement in their care (Health.vic.gov.au, 2015). This essay will discuss what Person-Centred Care (PCC) is, why PCC is important, and how Person-Centred Nursing can enhance care for the older adult.
This essay will discuss the positive impact that person-centred care can have on staff and residents in long-term care settings, using the example of Seven Oaks care home. Firstly this essay will define the key terms of person-centred care and define the meaning of long-term care settings. It will then look at examples of the positive impact of person-centred care for both residents and staff in the example of Seven Oaks dementia care unit and the case study of Rita Wallace, which demonstrates the individuality of person-centred care.
Dementia continues to grow as a condition diagnosed among elderly females, researchers have hypothesized that this is due to longer female life expectancy (Podcasy & Epperson, 2016). Allowing a client with dementia to stay in their own can have several benefits such as joy, comfort, socially connected, maintain identity, and have meaning in life; however, in many cases, clients with dementia require complex continuous care (CCC) to support their health and wellness needs and the needs of their family (Lilly
Supporting people with dementia, there are a lot of different ways in which practitioners can work together. At ABC Care Home, the main IPW used model is Case Management (Coordinator/ Care Manager/ Key Worker). In this model medical and non medical professional staffs are co-ordinate by a case/care manager to address the needs of a client. Case meetings, care planning and exchange of information are coordinated by case manager. An individual care plan is often the product of case management meetings. In this model, the professionals are linked together, because their working relationship with the case manager.
Caregivers are either paid or unpaid individuals who work at hospitals, clinics, age-old homes, and patients ' residence to provide personal care. They perform all sorts of menial job like feeding, bathing, walking, dressing, exercising, laundry, grocery shopping, and transporting home to medial setting and vice versa besides caring. The basic aim of caregiver profession is to care for elderly and all-aged patients, and help them live a normal and healthy life.