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Skip to 0 minutes and 11 seconds SPEAKER: Person centred care is about putting the person with dementia at the centre of everything that’s done. It’s about valuing their individuality. It’s about understanding the importance of the perspective of the person with dementia. And it’s about the importance of their relationships and interactions with others. In the United Kingdom, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence provides guidelines and advice on many health matters, including supporting people with dementia and their carers. Within the context of dementia, they define person centred care, as “the human value of people with dementia, regardless of age or cognitive impairment, and those who care for them.”

Skip to 0 minutes and 51 seconds “The individuality of people with dementia, and their unique personality and life experiences among the influences on their response to the dementia.” “The importance of the perspective of the person with dementia,” and “the importance of relationships and interactions with others to the person with dementia, and their potential for promoting well-being.” At its core, the person centred approach focuses on the person.

Person-centred care

In this video, Nutmeg Hallett discusses person-centred care in relation to people with dementia.

  • What are the core tenets of person-centred care?
  • What might some of the benefits be?

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Dementia: Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour

University of Birmingham