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Q: demonstrate how an individual with dementia can be enabled to exercise their rights and choices even when a decision has not been deemed to be in their best interests
A: Individuals with dementia can be enabled to exercise their rights and choices, because the disease dementia is a disease that causes loss of brain function. [ Individuals with dimentia do not always have the brain capacity to answer or make choices, due to the nature of the disease. ]
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Try to make sure that the person's right to privacy is respected. Suggest to other people that they should always knock on the person's bedroom door before entering. If the person needs help with intimate personal activities, [ such as washing or using the toilet, do this sensitively and make sure the door is kept closed if other people are around. Everyone involved - including the person's friends, family members, carers, and the person with dementia themselves - reacts to the experience of dementia in their own way. Dementia means different things to different people.
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