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Weegy: . Ways of Thinking about Dementia: The ways that professionals think about dementia will influence how they work with people with dementia and their families. Professionals should know about a range of perspectives on dementia and dementia care. [ ? The person-centred approach: people with dementia are people like ourselves. ? The disability approach: people with dementia are people with cognitive disabilities. ? The relationship approach: people with dementia should be viewed in the context of their significant relationships (with family; carer; professional helpers). ? The medical approach: people with dementia have neurological disease. 2. Key Professional Abilities: These are the universal skills that professionals need in order to work with people with dementia in complex health and social care environments. ? Creating good working relationships with people with dementia and their carers. ? Communicating with people with dementia. ? Working as a member of a professional team. ? Understanding different agencies involved in dementia care. ? Assessing strengths, care needs and safety issues. ? Speaking up for people with dementia and their carers. ? Recognising and protecting people with dementia from abuse. ? Giving information and teaching skills. ? Understanding research into dementia care. ? Making improvements to the way dementia care is delivered. 3. Understanding Ethical Issues in Caring for People with Dementia: It is important that professionals understand the ethical underpinnings of their decisions. It is also important that they can help people with dementia and their families make decisions in an ethical way. ? Helping people with dementia make decisions about their care. ? Working with people with dementia who cannot make their own decisions. ? Working with people with dementia who are at the end of their lives. 14. Legal Aspects of Working with People with Dementia: It is vital that professionals understand the legal basis for health and social care for people with dementia and their families, so that they practice in a legal way, and can offer appropriate advice to others. ? Understanding the Mental Health Act as it applies to people with dementia. ]
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User: what is dementia

Weegy: . Ways of Thinking about Dementia: The ways that professionals think about dementia will influence how they work with people with dementia and their families. Professionals should know about a range of perspectives on dementia and dementia care. [ ? The person-centred approach: people with dementia are people like ourselves. ? The disability approach: people with dementia are people with cognitive disabilities. ? The relationship approach: people with dementia should be viewed in the context of their significant relationships (with family; carer; professional helpers). ? The medical approach: people with dementia have neurological disease. 2. Key Professional Abilities: These are the universal skills that professionals need in order to work with people with dementia in complex health and social care environments. ? Creating good working relationships with people with dementia and their carers. ? Communicating with people with dementia. ? Working as a member of a professional team. ? Understanding different agencies involved in dementia care. ? Assessing strengths, care needs and safety issues. ? Speaking up for people with dementia and their carers. ? Recognising and protecting people with dementia from abuse. ? Giving information and teaching skills. ? Understanding research into dementia care. ? Making improvements to the way dementia care is delivered. 3. Understanding Ethical Issues in Caring for People with Dementia: It is important that professionals understand the ethical underpinnings of their decisions. It is also important that they can help people with dementia and their families make decisions in an ethical way. ? Helping people with dementia make decisions about their care. ? Working with people with dementia who cannot make their own decisions. ? Working with people with dementia who are at the end of their lives. 14. Legal Aspects of Working with People with Dementia: It is vital that professionals understand the legal basis for health and social care for people with dementia and their families, so that they practice in a legal way, and can offer appropriate advice to others. ? Understanding the Mental Health Act as it applies to people with dementia. ]
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User: what is dementia

Weegy: . Ways of Thinking about Dementia: The ways that professionals think about dementia will influence how they work with people with dementia and their families. Professionals should know about a range of perspectives on dementia and dementia care. [ ? The person-centred approach: people with dementia are people like ourselves. ? The disability approach: people with dementia are people with cognitive disabilities. ? The relationship approach: people with dementia should be viewed in the context of their significant relationships (with family; carer; professional helpers). ? The medical approach: people with dementia have neurological disease. 2. Key Professional Abilities: These are the universal skills that professionals need in order to work with people with dementia in complex health and social care environments. ? Creating good working relationships with people with dementia and their carers. ? Communicating with people with dementia. ? Working as a member of a professional team. ? Understanding different agencies involved in dementia care. ? Assessing strengths, care needs and safety issues. ? Speaking up for people with dementia and their carers. ? Recognising and protecting people with dementia from abuse. ? Giving information and teaching skills. ? Understanding research into dementia care. ? Making improvements to the way dementia care is delivered. 3. Understanding Ethical Issues in Caring for People with Dementia: It is important that professionals understand the ethical underpinnings of their decisions. It is also important that they can help people with dementia and their families make decisions in an ethical way. ? Helping people with dementia make decisions about their care. ? Working with people with dementia who cannot make their own decisions. ? Working with people with dementia who are at the end of their lives. 14. Legal Aspects of Working with People with Dementia: It is vital that professionals understand the legal basis for health and social care for people with dementia and their families, so that they practice in a legal way, and can offer appropriate advice to others. ? Understanding the Mental Health Act as it applies to people with dementia. ]
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Asked 9/5/2012 4:01:58 AM
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Dementia is a serious loss of global cognitive ability in a previously unimpaired person, beyond what might be expected from normal aging.
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