People with dementia, and those who care for them, face difficult ethical dilemmas on a day-to-day basis.
This report concludes that society should do more to enable people to live well with dementia. The report presents an ethical framework to help address problems that arise in connection with dementia care, together with recommendations for policy makers. It sets out a six point framework for service providers, people with dementia and carers.
The report acknowledges the role of assistive technologies such as ‘smart’ home adaptations, telecare, memory aids and monitoring or tracking devices in enhancing the lives of people with dementia and their close family and friends, by promoting a person’s autonomy and well-being and enabling them to live more freely and more independently for longer.
Read more of this report (in .pdf format): Dementia: Ethical Issues (Nuffield Council on Bioethics).