A recent report from ESRO and Red & Yellow Care (published with the Alzheimer’s Society) looks at steps required to improve the wellbeing of people living with dementia, whether in the community or in care. This thoughtfully written report analyses six groups (“domains”) of challenges for improvement to preserve a good quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia (and for their families / carers):
- Respect for identity. “Respecting identity: It’s not one size fits all”.
- Remembering life experiences. “Embracing now: It’s a moment-living life”.
- Sustaining relationships. “Sustaining relationships: You don’t always need words”.
- Enabling happiness. “Valuing contrast: Good days and bad days”.
- Protecting people from risks (in a balanced way). “Supporting agency: What’s there to worry about?”.
- Maintaining health. “Maintaining health: My priority in life”.
The authors recommend timely diagnosis, increased public awareness, and greater flexibility in the provision of care as partial solutions and remedies to help to address the above challenges.
Rowe, B. Brown, T. [and] Holland, J. (2014). A good life with Alzheimer’s Disease. London: ESRO / Alzheimer’s Society / Red & Yellow Care, March 10th 2014.
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