Person-centred Care in the Community
The learning paper describes the key concepts of person-centred dementia care and identifies the areas that can be addressed to ensure its successful application in the community. It discusses four key concepts that need to be addressed to enhance the well-being of people with dementia in the community. These are personhood, psychological needs, the bio-psychosocial model and the person’s perspective. Key elements to providing a person-centred approach to care in the community are then identified. These are tackling the impact of negative imagery and language; supporting family members; managing risk; and measuring effectiveness, each of which is discussed in detail.