Person centred dementia care: problems and possibilities

  • Elaine Argyle
  • Working with Older People, February 2012, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/13663661211231828

Barriers and Facilitators to Person Centred Dementia Care

Photo by Siarhei Plashchynski on Unsplash

Photo by Siarhei Plashchynski on Unsplash

What is it about?

Drawing on dementia care mapping data, this paper aims to address the problems and possibilities of implementing a person centred approach with a group of vulnerable residents in a care home setting.

Why is it important?

It is argued in this paper that while many benefits are potentially derived from a person centred approach to care, the efficacy and impact of this approach is undermined by contextual factors. If these factors are to be recognised and addressed, policy and practice should transcend its focus on the promotion of individual wellbeing and address the wider group and social contexts which can facilitate or prevent the fulfilment of this wellbeing.

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