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explain the process of reporting possible signs of dementia within agreed ways of working.
The process of reporting possible signs of dementia within agreed ways of working: The diagnosis of dementia does not generally occur following the first visit to the GP. [ Generally there is a process in which the person goes through in order to receive a definitive diagnosis. During this process it is vital that any potential signs of dementia are reported following your organisation’s
policies and procedures,and in line with government guidelines: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) NICE has devised detailed guidelines in supporting people with dementia. This also includes the early diagnosis o f dementia. It states that diagnosis should only be made following assessment to include:the person’s history • a cognitive and mental state examination • a physical examination • a review of all medication including over-the-counter • remedies As a care worker, your input in reporting possible signs of dementia would go towards the person’s history. Your input can help them receive the care that they need,when they need it. It is for this reason that you should ensure timely reporting of any observations you make or concerns you may have.To report a concern, you must follow your organisation’s guidelines. If you are unsure of what these guidelines state, you should speak with your line manager as soon as possible to ensure your actions follow best practice for the person. target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:Ega_n86b6P8J:' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>www.lancashireadultlearning.net/file.php/575/Dementia/301Demetia.pdf+&cd=12&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ph ]
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Explain the importance of recording possible signs or symptoms of dementia in an individual in line with agreed ways of working
Weegy: Dementia Symptoms The first signs of dementia are short-term memory loss. [ [ [ Symptoms of dementia are dependent upon the areas of brain that are affected and the key symptoms are include: Loss of Memory: Forgetting some recent incidents and inability to recall information. Disorientation: People forget their familiar surroundings, neighborhood, wondering how they got there and do not know how to get back home. Communicating: People suffering from dementia forget simple words and substitute some irrelevant words in their speech, thus making it difficult to understand for the listener. Abstract thinking: People suffering from dementia have trouble carrying out simple calculations such as adding numbers, multiplying, dividing, subtracting and sometimes even forget the purpose of numbers and calculation. Poor or reduced judgment: People suffering with dementia have poor judgment and do not know how to react in emergencies. Performance of familiar tasks: People face difficulty in performing daily activities such as preparing a meal or coffee, operating an oven, making a telephone call, playing a game, etc. Mood or behavioral changes: People suffering from dementia exhibit rapid changes in moods such as a happy/joyous mood to tears or anger for no apparent reason.People with dementia tend to misplace articles in unusual places, such as placing a wristwatch in a sugar bowl or a plastic container on a gas stove. Loss of initiative:Noting these signs or symptoms , makes the people realize the condition of having dementia and it will be very helpful to set up some activities to at least make a person with dementia more incline to understanding his situation, thus it is very important to record every observation you notice in a person with dementia. ] (More)
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