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Well-being through “Person-centered living for Person’s Living with Dementia”
Art and Science of Aging Conference 2015Presented by: Chris Simons
Who is the person living with dementia?
Do you know someone living with dementia?
What is it like to have dementia?
What is dementia?
Dementia is a shift in the way a person experiences the world around him/herThis connects us not separates usIt helps keep our focus on the whole person not the diseaseDementia is a change in abilityWe need to support person’s living with dementiaWe need to change our approach
What does well-being mean to you?
What is well-being
AutonomyGrowthConnectednessMeaningJoySecurityIdentity
Autonomy
ChoiceFreedomLibertySelf-governanceSelf-determination
Identity
Being well-knownHaving personhoodIndividualityWholenessHaving a history
Security
Freedom from doubtAnxietyFearSafeHaving privacyDignity
Joy
HappinessPleasureDelightContentmentEnjoyment
Meaning
SignificanceHeartHopeValuePurpose
Connectedness
State of being connectedBelongingEngagedInvolved (not detached)Connected to the past, present, and futureConnected to personal possessionsConnected to place
Growth
DevelopmentEnrichmentUnfoldingExpandingEvolving
Person-centered care/living
Person-centered care is a philosophy that recognizes that individuals have unique values, personal history and personality and that each person has an equal right to dignity, respect, and to participate fully in his/her environment.It is more than a buzz word. It is individualized approaches and relationships.
What would person-centered care be for you?
Ways to enhance a person’s life that has dementia
ListenKnow the persons life storyConnect by common experiencesBe a friendRespect the person’s pastProvide activities that are meaningfulProvide unconditional love
References
“ Well-being: Beyond quality of Life” the Metamorphosis of Eldercare”.“ Dementia Beyond Disease” Enhancing Well-being”. Dr. Al Power“Person-centered Care for People with dementia” Generations, Journal of the American Society on Aging. Fall 2013, volume 37, no. 3

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