I’m a strong believer in person-centered care for those with dementia as I’m sure many of you are. Please share this video with your readers to help spread awareness.
Dementia, Including Alzheimer’s
Has Become A National Challenge
In The U.S.!
Over 5 million Americans are currently living with dementia – or one in nine people age 65 and older – and the number will escalate at an alarming rate as the baby boom generation ages. It’s very likely you know someone in your extended family or community with this condition.
Dementia costs now exceed those for cancer or heart disease. Despite the high expenditures, dementia care in the U.S. is fragmented, the quality of paid care is uneven, and most services and supports are NOT following the gold standard of person-centered practices. Person-centeredness nurtures well-being by supporting one’s dignity, individuality, personal preferences, and choices.
Person-centered care is the gold standard and can help make life better for people living with dementia and for those who care about them. “Person-Centered Matters” is a beautiful and compelling 16-minute video produced by the…
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