What do you know about dementia?
Overview of dementia
Whats brain health got to do with it?
An introduction to Person Centred Care

The importance of person centred care

According to Tom Kitwood many of the difficulties people with dementia experience are often because of the environment in which they live (Kitwood, 1997), the challenge for caregivers is to design and maintain an environment that is person centred and one that enhances the persons quality of life.

Kitwood also asserted that in order for caregivers to deliver person centred, they most experience staff centred care (Kitwood, 1997).


Time out

Think about where you work- do you feel that your workplace is staff centred?