Life Quality Factors

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Occupation
They may find it diffucult to find an occupation, however, it is vital that the sufferer has an occupation to keep them preoccupied whether it be a club or a hobby
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Stimulation
It is important that they have something to stimulate their minds. In most cases the sufferer will usually find enjoyment in a specific subject, e.g. art.
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Effective Communication
It may sometimes be difficult to communicate with the sufferer which may become frustrating for them. It is also important that things are explained clearly and compassionately in a way that isnt confusing.
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Choice
The sufferer should be allowed to make their own choices if they are still at the stage where they are able to. Offering choices may also allow them to feel valued and respected.
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Autonomy
It is often much more effective to allow the sufferer to make their own choices on their own behalf. Making choices for a sufferer may prevent them from stimulating their mind and finding something they enjoy.
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Confidentiality
Breaching confidentiality can result in the law intervening. Keeping details about a sufferer with downs syndrome should be kept confidential just like anybody else.
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Approval
It is important, for example, that a child with downs syndrome is shown approval on a daily basis. It is likely that they will aready be seeking approval and allowing them to carry out their wishes allows them to feel respected and valued.
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Exercise
People with downs syndrome should try to carry out physical activities as it is proven that exercise can often boost changes in mood. Exercise will also be beneficial for them as it also allows them to be occupied and happy in their environment.
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Nutrition
Due to their condition, it is important that they eat a health nutritious diet as lack of food may also cause changes in mood and lack of concentration.
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Stimulation

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It is important that they have something to stimulate their minds. In most cases the sufferer will usually find enjoyment in a specific subject, e.g. art.

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Choice

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Autonomy

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