In this episode of Truth, Lies & Alzheimer’s, host Lisa Skinner discusses the person-centered approach to Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving. The person-centered approach allows loved ones to retain dignity and autonomy by focusing care plans on the individual’s needs rather than on the symptoms of the disease.
Lisa covers the four principles of a person-centered approach which were developed to help caregivers see beyond the disease and to help loved ones live independent and fulfilling lives. Lisa also discusses a story from her book Truth, Lies & Alzheimer’s: Its Secret Faces, and examines how a person-centered approach would apply.
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