What is dementia care?
Dementia care involves far more than simply attending to the daily needs of a physically frail or chronically ill resident. Getting to know the individual is critically important and provides a framework for effective dementia care built on communication and compassion. From a care perspective, putting the person before the task is key – every interaction is an opportunity for meaningful connection and engagement. Since dementia undermines the sense of self, effective care is built on encouraging self-determination and control on the part of the resident.