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 ⇒ Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 3 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 364 End of life and dementia care

Unit 364 End of life and dementia care

This unit is one of the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

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  1. 1 Understand considerations for individuals with dementia at end of life
    1. 1.1 Outline the reasons why dementia can be regarded as a terminal illness
    2. 1.2 Identify the indicators that an individual with dementia is approaching the terminal phase of their illness
    3. 1.3 Compare the differences in the end of life experience of an individual with dementia to that of an individual without dementia
    4. 1.4 Explain why it is important that end of life care for an individual with dementia must be person-centred
    5. 1.5 Explain why individuals with dementia need to be supported to make advance care plans as early as possible
  2. 2 Understand how to support individuals with dementia affected by symptoms at end of life
    1. 2.1 Explain the symptoms which may be experienced by individuals with dementia at the end of life
    2. 2.2 Explain why symptoms in individuals with dementia are often poorly recognised and undertreated
    3. 2.3 Describe ways to assess whether an individual with dementia is in pain or distress
    4. 2.4 Describe ways to support individuals with dementia to manage their symptoms at end of life using 2.4 A medication 2.4 B non medication techniques
  3. 3 Understand how to support carers of individuals with dementia at end of life
    1. 3.1 Explain why carers may experience guilt and stress at the end of life of an individual with dementia
    2. 3.2 Describe ways of supporting carers to understand how the end of life process may differ for individuals with dementia
    3. 3.3 Describe how others caring for individuals with dementia may experience loss and grief
    4. 3.4 Describe ways of supporting carers when difficult decisions need to be made for individuals with dementia at end of life
    5. 3.5 Give examples of how to support carers and others to support an individual with dementia in the final stages of their life
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