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Q: compare a person centered and a non-person centered approach to dementia care
A: Person centred care is about caring for the person, rather than the illness. [ By the time a person with dementia needs care, they've been stripped of a lot of their dignity, are surrounded by strangers, and are very confused by the world around them, which can lead to problem behaviour. Person-centred caring is about maintaining the persons dignity (you'd be amazed at how often I've seen
patients have their diapers checked by staff in the middle of the day room while they're trying to eat dinner with relatives or other residents!). It's about learning what things the patient responds well to, and treating them like a human being, rather than just an oversized toddler. ]
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