You are working with a new client,MrsIndira Pradesh, who is at the moderate stage of dementia. This means that, while she is still living in her family home,MrsPradesh is struggling to think clearly and is often unable torecognisefamily members or friends. She has limited skills in daily living activities such as cooking and is neglectful of her personal hygiene and eating.MrsPradesh is also often restless, with a tendency to wander. Unfortunately, due to her dementia, she can easily become lost in known, as well as unknown, places. MrsPradesh lives with her husband, Ajay, who has limited experience caring for a person with dementia. While their extended family are supportive, Ajay is struggling to cope. However, he is determined to keep his wife at home for as long as possible. Instructions Your task is to use a person-centredapproach and an understanding of the latest research into caring for people with dementia to develop a strategy to provideMrsPradesh with an environment that will help her to maintain her independence. At the same time, you need to consider how to provide support to Ajay and the rest of the family. When developing this strategy, you will need to: Describe activities that aim to maintainMrsPradeshs independence and reduce social devaluation, using familiar routines and existing skills. These must be appropriate to her, reflecting the familys cultural background. Pay attention to her safety, communication, mobility and spiritual needs.
Demonstrate how you would use appropriate communication strategies to access information aboutMrsPradeshs reminiscences and routines.
Provide support and guidance toMrPradesh and the family, so they are better equipped to supportMrsPradesh as her dementia progresses.
EnsureMrsPradeshs safety and comfort, balanced with autonomy and risk-taking.
Outline what you will consider when you evaluate the implemented strategies with the support planning team so that you ensure its effectiveness inminimisingthe impact ofMrsPradeshsbehaviours.
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