Dementia and Elderly Care Task 7
Mental Capacity Act
The act also states that unless there has been an assessment which determines a person does not have the capacity to make decisions it is to be assumed the person can do so. This act is more relevant in the later stages of dementia as the persons symptoms progress.
Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act
Mental Health Act
Living Well With Dementia
1. Good quality information for those diagnosed with dementia.
2. Allowing easy access to care, support and advice following diagnoses.
3 improving public and professional awareness and understanding.
Human Rights Act
Data Protection Act
1. Data should be processed fairly and lawfully.
2. Personal data shall be obtained only for one or more lawful purposes.
3. Personal data shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive.
4. Personal data shall be accurate and up to date.
5. Personal data shall not be kept for any longer than necessary.
6. Personal data will be processed in accordance with the persons rights.
7. Securely kept.
8. Personal data should not be transferred to any other country unless it has got an adequate level of protection.
When caring for a person with dementia these 8 principles must be followed by care givers.