Relationships in Care – Guest Post

Happy resident in care

Relationship – noun – the way in which two or more people or things are connected, or the state of being connected In care settings there are strict rulings about not forming “inappropriate” relationships with residents or relatives, however, this focus on only the negative side of relationship building should have an equally important flip side…

We engAGE Project | Dementia & The Arts

person-centred

“Art is like chocolate for the brain” – Dr. Gene Cohen Dr. Gene Cohen is the founder of the National Centre for Creative Ageing (NCCA). Dr. Cohen suggested that as cognitive ability deteriorates with dementia, creative inhibitions decrease. This offers opportunities for new ways of communication through creative engagement. Dementia is predicted to double in…

A Person-Centred Care Management Approach

Person-Centred Care Management Approach

“The goal of person-centred care is to move the person, even momentarily, from loss to fulfilment, loneliness to connectedness, sadness to cheerfulness… ” A Person-Centred Care Management Approach We address the concerns of people living with dementia by applying a person-centred approach. This enables us to look into ourselves and acknowledge that we do not…