Unit 40 Health & Social Care P3 P4 M2 D1

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Enduring Power Of Attorney Act:
This is for individuals who are lacking the mental capacity and need somebody else to help them manage their legal, financial and health problems. The mental capacity act therefore made it legal so that those who are unable to make their own decisions have the ability to choose somebody who they feel they can trust to help manage their finances, properties and to help make their health and welfare decision. This is done through the power of attorney. This act links to individuals who suffer with dementia as within the late stages of dementia they will need to give someone the power of attorney due to the fact that they will not be able to manage their legal financial and health problems.
Human Rights Act:
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This act links to individuals who suffer with dementia due to the fact that they are vulnerable and will need to be safeguarded. Anyone who carers for or works with individuals who suffer with dementia need to have DBS check carried out to ensure they are safe to work with them and will not harm them.
Mental Health Act:
This act helps to focus on those who are at risk to themselves and to other people. This act helped to set up certain frameworks which allowed the care and treatments of those who are mentally disordered. This act links to those who have dementia due to as dementia progresses they will be at risk to themselves and others; therefore this act helps to focus on these people and sets standards for them.
Health and social care professionals help individual by offering them information, advice, support, care and treatment to help those with dementia and their carers.
A GP (general practitioner) is a family doctor and they will be the first point of call for Robert and any concerns he has or his wife has about his general health. The GP will have an important and growing role within the assessment, treatment and support of Robert and will help to provide support for his family. If Robert is worried about his memory, he will need to contact the GP. If dementia is diagnosed then the GP will refer Robert to the consultant doctor or to a memory clinic. The GP will also provide Robert and his family with information on any helpful services or will