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Person Centered Dementia Care

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Welcome to what is person centered? Dementia care presented to you today by caregiver relief person centered care is an approach that allows you providing care healthcare professionals and outside caregivers. To see the person with dementia as an individual, instead of focusing on their illness or on the abilities to may have lost it considers the whole person taking into account each individual’s unique quality.

Preferences and needs. It means treating the individual with dementia, with dignity and respect people with dementia, experience problems, with memory and thinking they are no longer able to store information. They use their past experiences to make sense of the present by developing a person centered care profile in the early stages of dementia.

You can share information on your family members, life history, by learning and sharing your family. Member’s life journey. You get to know and learn their stories. You get to know their likes and Dick’s dislikes, and you get to know and realize what memories are important to them. This in turn will help you to provide a continuity of care.

As well as a better level of care at home or in any other setting, it helps those unfamiliar with your family member to have information that promotes improved communications and a higher level of success in promoting comfort. It allows you and others to effectively manage negative or challenging behaviors.

The best benefit of all is it improves the quality of life for your family member.

Starting a person centered care profile. At caregiver relief, we have developed a person centered care profile for you to start at home. This will help you organize the information let’s get started.

Starting a person centered dementia profile, developing a person centered profile can help a person with dementia and their family caregiver bond. This is the process that will take time. So make it fun and enjoyable. There are many things you can do to stimulate memories, music, photos, special audits. Or memorabilia can help the process.

Family gatherings are another great source of family history and memories. There are different techniques you can use to collect information, take time during conversations to show a sincere interest, go through old photos, or when listening to music, ask open-ended questions such as tell me about this.

Why did this happen? Or how did this happen? Or just say, tell me more, try to encourage a detailed response, but try not to push too hard. It may cause your family member to withdraw. Another technique to use is to have your family members share stories about memorabilia or items that are important to you.

These items could be in a room or found in the attic. They’d be maybe items you have never seen before, or have not talked about before. It could be a great way to learn more details about a time. You never knew about

ask family, family, and friends to share their memories. Try not to focus on small details, general information about the memory and the emotions may help spark another memory in your family member. With dementia,

a person centered care profile is a valuable tool. When providing care, the information you collect will help you to plan activities and prevent challenging or negative behavior. The information you collect helps other caregivers by being able to give them the opportunity to prompt questions, great opportunity to start up a conversation.

It also gives them the ability to help read the wet redirect from actions that could be harmful to themselves or to others. It also helps all caregivers find activities to do and things to talk about. It also helps your family member make connections and build relationships with outside caregivers, developing a person centered dementia profile takes time and energy.

This can be difficult for some caregivers because they feel their time is so limited. And I know that it is, but taking time in the early stages of dementia to do this will not only decrease stress in the later stages when your time and your energy will be even more valuable. This has been brought to you today by caregiver relief, the number one resource for information and support for those caring, for someone with dementia.

Quality dementia care starts at home.

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