Importance of person-centred care highlighted at Dementia Australia National Symposium

    Promoting the rights and perspectives of individuals can “transform people’s lives”

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    • 23.09.20

    The importance of person-centred care has been highlighted at the Dementia Australia National Symposium Series 2020. 

    Presenter, Professor Dawn Brooker who is Director of the Association for Dementia Studies (ADS) at the University of Worcester in the UK, explained the ability for person-centred care to “transform people’s lives”.

    Brooker went on to elaborate that person-centred care promotes the rights and perspectives of the individual living with dementia.

    “It is an approach to service development and service delivery that sees services provided in a way that is respectful of, and responsive to, the preferences, needs, values and life experience of people living with dementia and those who care for them,” she said. 

    Dementia Australia: Reconsidering person-centred dementia care

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