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.
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.