Reconciling mental health recovery with screening and early intervention in dementia care
Irving and Lakeman (2010) acknowledge that the concept of person-centred care has become a catchphrase for good care but has not resulted in improvements in care for everyone with dementia. They take a critical look at the concept of recovery as used in mental health and its potential application to dementia care. They explore the similarities and differences between it and person-centred care, the difficulties of using the concept of recovery in the context of a degenerative condition such as dementia and take a closer look at its relevance for dementia screening and early intervention. They conclude that the recovery movement has much to offer dementia care and vice versa.
IRVING, K and LAKEMAN, R. 2010. Reconciling mental health recovery with screening and early intervention in dementia care, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 19, pp. 402–408.