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Implementing person-centred care for people living with dementia

Julie Booth, head of quality at Exemplar Health Care, a leading provider of specialist nursing care for adults living with complex and high acuity needs, discusses how to foster a person-centred culture for dementia care

For people living with dementia, person-centred care should be at the heart of all care planning and delivery. Person-centred dementia care focuses on knowing the individual through meaningful relationships that foster choice, independence, purpose and belonging.

Person-centred care is an approach that centres care around the individual, promoting the ethos that every person living with dementia is unique.

Person-centred care values choice, dignity, respect and purposeful living, honouring personal preferences and goals, and promoting meaningful relationships and communication across all care partners.

It is important to know and understand each individual’s beliefs, values, interests and abilities, both past and present, which can then inform the subsequent interactions and experiences each person has when living in a care setting.

A quality person-centred care model should also include an understanding of and reference to social psy

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