Person Centered Care – the essence of good dementia care

Person Centered Care – the essence of good dementia care

Life & Death Matters Post

Dementia Care: “Knowing our life and emotional history is for others the key to unlocking who we are, why we feel the way we do and what influences our actions.” (Christene Gordon, Director of Services, Alzheimers Society of Alberta and NWTs.)

So simple, but the root of what person centered care is about. Considering that most people with dementia die in a facility, how important for the care team to come to “know a resident” before determining plan of care!

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Courtney Murrell is a PSW who works in hospice palliative care.

When she is not at work, she is spending time with her family, going on hikes or writing. Courtney is a lifelong learner and loves to share her passion for writing as a wellness practice.

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