Putting the Person with Dementia at the Center of Care

Amanda Denny

Posted by Amanda Denny on February 26, 2016

There is an urgent need to change the culture of care – shifting from a model where caregivers are increasingly task-oriented to a relationship-based approach – and to focus on the needs of people with dementia and their families through a person-centered approach. Person-centered care offers a humanistic and holistic approach to caring for someone. It incorporates not only physical considerations but also the person’s psychosocial and spiritual well-being.

“The best practice is person-centered care,” reports Ruth Drew, director of family and information services at the Alzheimer’s Association in Chicago. “Care is focused on the individual.”

Topics: Dementia Home Care, Person-Centered Care, Best Practice Dementia Care