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A Person centred care approach aims to see the person with dementia as an individual, rather than focusing on their illness, symptoms or behaviours. Person-centred care considers the whole person, taking into account each individual’s unique qualities, abilities, interests, preferences and needs.

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The case for tomorrow: facing the beyond

This new report from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services is the successor document to the influential ‘All our Tomorrow’s’ report published in 2002 and articulates six key areas that require attention to create the environment to build better care and wellbeing services for older people. Read more »

Brain Waves, issue 48

The March 2012 edition of the Brain Waves newsletter, produced by Innovations in Dementia, includes features on: EVA radio; Our lives, our story conference; Dementia friendly communities in Ireland. Read more »

Dignity counts when caring for older people

Older people feel that their health problems pose a challenge to their sense of independence, dignity and identity and sometimes the health care they are given makes things worse. According to research funded by UK Research Council’s New Dynamics of Ageing programme (NDA), healthcare providers must avoid taking a ‘blanket view’ of how to help older people cope with the ageing process. Read more »