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Nurs Older People. 2015 Oct;27(8):27-31. doi: 10.7748/nop.27.8.27.e713.

Dementia and the person-centred care approach.

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Four Seasons Health Care.

Abstract

Approaches to care that focus solely on biomedical needs are still rife in dementia; however, a person-centred approach is emerging that focuses on 'seeing the person'. This article explores the literature on person-centred dementia care to determine if it is an ideal rather than a reality. The background to the development of person-centred care is presented with reference to policies in place in the UK. Using the setting of long-term care, the journey of people with dementia is explored at diagnosis, living well and end of life.

KEYWORDS:

dementia disease trajectory; diagnosis; long-term care; person-centred care; task-orientated care

PMID:
26402212
DOI:
10.7748/nop.27.8.27.e713
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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