⇒ Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 4 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 688 Understand the role of communication and interactions with individuals who have dementia

Unit 688 Understand the role of communication and interactions with individuals who have dementia

This unit is one of the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

  1. 1. Understand that individuals with dementia may communicate in different ways
    1. 1.1 Explain how individuals with dementia may communicate through their behaviour
    2. 1.2 Give examples of how carers and others may misinterpret communication
    3. 1.3 Explain the importance of effective communication to an individual with dementia
    4. 1.4 Describe how different forms of dementia may affect the way an individual communicates.
  2. 2. Understand the importance of positive interactions with individuals with dementia
    1. 2.1 Give examples of positive interactions with individuals who have dementia
    2. 2.2 Explain how positive interactions with individuals who have dementia can contribute to their wellbeing
    3. 2.3 Explain the importance of involving individuals with dementia in a range of activities
    4. 2.4 Compare a reality orientation approach to interactions with a validation approach.
  3. 3. Understand the factors which can affect interactions and communication of individuals with dementia
    1. 3.1 List the physical and mental health needs that may need to be considered when communicating with an individual with dementia
    2. 3.2 Describe how the sensory impairment of an individual with dementia may affect their communication skills
    3. 3.3 Describe how the environment might affect an individual with dementia
    4. 3.4 Describe how the behaviour of carers or others might affect an individual with dementia
    5. 3.5 Explain how the use of language can hinder positive interactions and communication.

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