Overview of dementia
Whats brain health got to do with it?
Person centred dementia care- IN PROGRESS

Principals of person centred care

Kitwood outlined a number of principles which would help health care professionals to meet the five psychological needs we talked about in an earlier topic.

Checkpoint- (can this be out in a pop up box?)

Take a few minutes to write these down and then move on.

Can you name Kitwood’s five psychological needs?

Principles of person centred care

  1. Learning about the history of the person
  2. Developing genuine relationships between people with dementia and their families
  3. Promoting physical and emotional comfort
  4. Respecting the choices of people with dementia and their families.