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 ⇒ Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 4 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 689 Understand Parkinson’s for health and social care staff

Unit 689 Understand Parkinson’s for health and social care staff

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 the signs, symptoms and progression of Parkinson’s
    1. 1.1 Define Parkinson’s
    2. 1.2 Explain what causes Parkinson’s to develop
    3. 1.3 Describe key symptoms of Parkinson’s a. motor b. non-motor
    4. 1.4 Identify the common age of onset of Parkinson’s
    5. 1.5 Describe the typical phases and timeframe of the progression of Parkinson’s
    6. 1.6 Identify conditions within Parkinsonism.
  2. 2. Understand the impacts of Parkinson’s on the individual and others
    1. 2.1 Describe the impacts on quality of life of: a. motor symptoms b. non-motor symptoms
    2. 2.2 Explain impacts of Parkinson’s on an individual’s relationships with others
    3. 2.3 Explain impacts of fluctuations in Parkinson’s on an individual and others.
  3. 3. Understand the processes, procedures, methods, techniques and services used to manage
    1. 3.1 Describe the processes, procedures and services involved in diagnosis and referral
    2. 3.2 Describe how to access local, community and statutory agencies, support services and networks appropriate to the individual with Parkinson’s
    3. 3.3 Describe methods, practices and possible interventions used to support individuals to manage their symptoms
    4. 3.4 Explain how an individual’s preferences are taken into account when supporting them to manage their Parkinson’s
    5. 3.5 Explain how challenges in the management of diet and fluids can be overcome.
  4. 4. Understand the issues associated with Parkinson’s medication
    1. 4.1 Explain the consequences when medication is not taken or given on time
    2. 4.2 Explain the consequences for the individual of common side-effects of Parkinson’s medication
    3. 4.3 Describe how to alleviate the side effects of Parkinson’s medication.
  5. 5. Understand communication and cognitive challenges associated with Parkinson’s at different stages
    1. 5.1 Describe the communication and cognitive challenges at different stages of Parkinson’s
    2. 5.2 Describe the impact on the individual and others of: a. communication challenges b. cognitive challenges
    3. 5.3 Explain how to implement techniques used to address: a. communication challenges b. cognitive challenges.
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