Diploma qualification units can be knowledge or skills based. Each different unit within the qualification has specific requirements and will have different evidence to demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements of the unit. Your coach will plan the most appropriate types of evidence with you. If you identify your own that is even better as it will clearly show your coach that you have a good understanding of the requirements and will have your qualification achieved much faster.
Provide Support to Individuals with Dementia
Knowledge and skills
Understand legislation and frameworks in relation to the care and support of individuals with dementia.
Summarise legislation and frameworks in relation to the care and support of an individual with dementia.
Showcasing your knowledge: –
Tutor marked assignment – one of:
a) Assessment Pack
b) Resource Pack
All Assignments MUST use and be submitted with an appropriate referencing system
Prior Learning / Certificates
Showcasing your skills: –
Minutes of Meetings
Supervision / Appraisals Records
Medication Administration Records
In put – Out put Records
Prior Learning / Certificates
Explain how agreed ways of working uphold the rights of an individual with dementia.
Explain how the best interests of an individual with dementia are met through care and support.
Explain what is meant by providing care and support in a least restrictive way.
Summarise the rights of carers.
Be able to promote positive interactions with individuals with dementia
Explain how different types of dementia influence an individual’s ability to communicate and interact.
Explain the impact on an individual’s communication skills and interactions of:
• sensory impairment • health needs • environment • actions of carers or others.
Compare a reality orientation approach with a validation approach to interactions.
Use different communication techniques with an individual who has dementia.
Observe the behaviour of an individual with dementia to interpret needs.
Respond to the behaviour of an individual with dementia
Be able to support rights and choices of individuals with dementia.
Explain how strategies developed from knowledge of the individual’s personality and life history can be used to support individuals with dementia.
Provide support to an individual with dementia using strategies that have been developed from knowledge of their personality and life history.
Support an individual with dementia in identifying and managing risks for their care and support.
Review the effectiveness of strategies which have been developed from knowledge of an individual’s personality and life history.
Create an environment which enables an individual with dementia to achieve their potential.
Be able to involve carers and others in supporting individuals with dementia.
Describe how the experience of an individual’s dementia may impact on carers.
Involve carers and others in the care planning cycle.
Ensure an individual with dementia, carers and others can access complaints procedures.
Describe how conflicts of interests are managed between the carer and an individual with dementia.