The British Psychological Society’s Dementia Advisory Group has produced a report on the psychological aspects of dementia care; particularly covering the roles of psychologists in providing practical support. Recommendations are presented concerning:
- Prevention / risk-reduction.
- Planning of care.
- Treatment and support.
- Working with families and carers.
- Training and research.
This report promotes a person-centred approach to dementia treatment and management in the UK.
“The document reflects universally applicable principles of good psychological practice, while recognising that there are differences between the four UK nations in policy and strategy emphasis, and in service delivery”. (p.1).
Psychological dimensions of dementia: putting the person at the centre of care. Leicester: British Psychological Society; British Psychological Society Dementia Advisory Group, October 2016.