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This article describes approaches to developing life story work for people with dementia and its benefits for people with dementia, family carers and staff. It includes practical tips about implementation and the use of practice development approaches to facilitate and sustain its use in practice.

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Life story work is a valuable psychosocial intervention in dementia care which can enhance the delivery of person centred care, improve well being and promote relationships and communication between the person with the condition, their family carers and staff.

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This page is a summary of: Using life story work to enhance care, Nursing Older People, September 2011, RCNi,
DOI: 10.7748/nop2011.
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