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 ⇒ Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 3 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 355 Support individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities ⇒ 1.1 Describe different types of multiple conditions and/or disabilities

1.1 Describe different types of multiple conditions and/or disabilities

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units
Unit: Unit 355 Support individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities
Learning outcome: 1 Understand the impact of multiple conditions and/or disabilities on individuals
Assessment criteria: 1.1 Describe different types of multiple conditions and/or disabilities

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  • Physical Disabilities:
    • Conditions affecting mobility, such as paralysis, amputation, or muscular dystrophy.
    • Chronic pain conditions, such as fibromyalgia or arthritis.
    • Sensory impairments, including visual impairments (blindness or low vision) and hearing impairments (deafness or hard of hearing).
  • Learning Disabilities:
    • Intellectual disabilities affecting cognitive functioning and adaptive behaviours.
    • Developmental disabilities, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or Down syndrome.
  • Mental Health Conditions:
    • Anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) or panic disorder.
    • Mood disorders, such as depression or bipolar disorder.
    • Psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.
  • Neurological Conditions:
    • Epilepsy, characterized by recurrent seizures.
    • Parkinson’s disease, affecting movement and coordination.
    • Multiple sclerosis (MS), causing nerve damage and various symptoms.
  • Chronic Health Conditions:
    • Diabetes mellitus, affecting blood sugar regulation.
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), causing breathing difficulties.
    • Cardiovascular conditions, including hypertension or coronary artery disease.
  • Multiple Conditions/Complex Needs:
    • Individuals with a combination of physical, cognitive, sensory, and/or mental health impairments.
    • Co-occurring conditions requiring tailored support and interventions to address complex needs effectively.
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