Layman’s Guide To Understanding – And Helping – People With Dementia (Good Care Group)


The Good Care Group have released a “Dementia: through their eyes” guide on person-centred care for people with dementia who prefer to remain living at home. It offers practical advice on communicating, eating well and improving wellbeing. Section headings include:

  • Getting a diagnosis: understanding different types of dementia.
  • Feelings over facts: on relating and communicating, and adopting a “Person-First” approach. This section mentions three Golden Rules in Contended Dementia’s SPECAL® method.
  • Assistive technology: such as the use of tracking devices as aids for greater autonomy, adapted versions of household appliances to enhance independence, and telecare sensors to monitor persons.
  • Creative therapies: including music and art, which engage dementia patients’ creative abilities.
  • Staying active and keeping healthy: the importance of physical activity, with some suggestions on types of activities to maintain a normal way of life, retain skills, improve sleep, appetite, circulation and digestion.
  • Getting more information: this guide lists relevant resources and organisations offering support.

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Dementia: through their eyes: a guide to person-centred dementia care developed in association with The Good Care Group. London: The Good Care Group, 2016.

About Dementia and Elderly Care News

Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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