Legislations and Dementia Care

Legislations and Frameworks

Utsha Basnet

Health and Social Care Level 3 Year 2

Legislation and Dementia Care

Task 7


In this poster I will be explaining the different legislation and frameworks in relation to dementia.


Putting People First: A shared vision and commitment to the transformation of adult social care

Across Government, the common aspiration is to put people first over a profound reorganize of public services, allowing people to live their own lives as they want, convinced that services are of high aspect, are safe and improve their own individual needs for ability, well-being and self-respect. This clerical covenant authorizes the association between essential and local government, the sector's qualified management, providers and the regulator. It sets out the shared ambitions and rates which will model the revolution of adult social care, and notices that the sector will work across programmers with users and carers to convert people’s experience of provincial support and services. This framework was put in place to ensure that all people with dementia are receiving the best quality of care.

Living well with Dementia-The National Dementia Strategy

The approach is the government's plan that clarifies what obligates to arise to thoroughly convert the aspect of life for people with dementia in the later five years. The Dementia Approach sets out 17 guidance that the government wants the NHS, government and alternatives to participate to develop dementia care services. The guidance are concentrated on three crucial subjects of; promoting understanding, early diagnosis and support, living well with dementia. This framework ensures that staff in all of the professionals dementia services have knowledge and understanding of end of life care concerns for people with dementia, and are able to support them in very ways possible.


Enduring Power of Attorney Act 1985

An Enduring Power of Attorney is a statutory appliance that grants an individual to establish someone to form positive choices on their favor. The selected person can guide their businesses for them in the future if they influence a point where they are no longer able to make choices for them self. They can also make choices revealing to their health and well-being. As people with dementia age they will eventually no longer be able to manage their own finances, therefore this act was put in place. This act allows them to state who they would like to make decisions on their behalf. It lets the individual choose someone whom they can trust to act for them. This person is referred to as their attorney. This act is strongly connected to people with dementia as they won't have memory and won't be able to recollect things therefore this act will help them manage their finance.

Human Rights Act 1998

Patients with dementia have the right to be granted with available documents and the support they desire in procedure to empower them to operate their right to engage in decisions which influence them, they have the right to live as individually as possible with approach to competitive, recreation and artistic life in their society, they have the right to adequate assistance in care rights appraisal, planning, concluding, organizing care, support and treatment, including progressive choice making, they have the right to be reinforced to engage in the production and implementation of guidelines that influence their well-being and the action of their human rights.They have the right to be free from discrimination regardless of their age, disability, gender, race, sexual orientation, religious beliefs or other status. All dementia patients should have the right to be free from abuse, should have the right to live freely, have the right to be treated with respect. Human Rights Act 1998 is put in place to ensure all patients are getting their rights they deserve.

Mental Capacity Act 2005

The Mental Capacity Act is a law that safeguards and supports people who do not have the capacity to make choices for themselves. This could be because of learning disability, a mental health problem or any illness such as dementia. The act implements to people aged 16 and over. It also gives advice to support people who want to make choices on favor of someone else. Examples of dementia that could be applied to mental capacity act are confusion in Alzheimer's, Pick's Disease, Huntington's Disease. In order to safeguard these people safeguarding and restraining order should be put in place to protect from any abuse and harm which may take place in care settings such as the hospitals or care homes.

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act helps to evade harm, or risk of harm, by prohibiting people who are assumed ineligible to work with vulnerable adults from obtaining approach to them over their work. The Independent Safeguarding Authority was settled as a consequence of this Act. Institutions with authority for granting assistance or organization to vulnerable people have a fair liability to assign consistent information to the account. This act links to dementia as people with dementia are at more risk of being abused. By putting this act in place it ensures to protect everyone. All people working in a care must have Disclosure And Barring Service (DBS) checked to ensure they haven't committed any crime or offence in regards to vulnerable people.

Single Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act protects people from being discriminated against because of their disability. It also protects people from being discriminated against their caring duties. The Equality Act replaced preceding laws protecting people from discrimination, consisting the Disability Discrimination Act. People with dementia have different cultures, traditions, religion and languages therefore, it is vital they getting respect. All dementia patients should have FREDA. Fairness, Respect, Equality, Dignity and Autonomy.

Fairness - Dementia patients have the right to fair trail. it ensures that there is a powerful as well as fair practice for trading with concerns, about the competent strategy or achievement of a healthcare professional.

Respect - Dementia patients should be treated as an adult should be respected. When healthcare professionals are giving respect to the patients they need to ensure they are being polite, being thoughtful and caring, meeting their everyday needs and giving them privacy when necessary.

Equality - People with dementia should not be discriminated against their enjoyment of their human rights such they have the right to stay happy. Equality ensures that they are getting correct treatment regardless of their age.

Dignity - People with dementia should have the right not be tortured or treated in an inhuman way. By putting dignity in place it ensures that the individual is receiving high quality of care at the center of that care. It ensures that patients are not put in pain.

Autonomy - People with dementia have the right to have respect for private life. By putting autonomy in place it ensures that individual's are having control and choice over their life. It also ensures that the individual's are getting what they want. For example having the choice of what to wear for the day or what to eat or drink.


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