This is Me: Snapshot of the Person with Dementia (Department of Health’s Information Strategy)

Summary

The “This is Me” information tool provides a snapshot of the person with dementia, supplying staff with information about them as an individual, their needs, preferences, likes, dislikes and interests. It is designed to enable staff to treat each person as an individual. This in turn, reduces distress for the person and their carers, and helps to prevent complications such as malnutrition and dehydration.

This is Me was first developed by the Northumberland Acute Care and Dementia Group for use with people affected by dementia. It is supported by the Royal College of Nursing. This tool is very much akin to the “About Me” documentation used in the New Cross Hospital Dementia Project.

Read more: This is me: a snapshot of the person with dementia. The power of information.

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