Person Centred Approach to Dementia Caew


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“Person-Centred Approaches to Dementia Care” traces the origin of the person-centred tradition, and describes and critically evaluates the theory and the practice of validation therapy. Resolution therapy and the work of the late Tom Kitwood represent an attempt to move beyond a preoccupation with the symptoms of dementia by reaching into the subjective reality of the person who remains behind the disease. The leading European exponent of pre-therapy, Dion Van Werde, co-authors a chapter which explores the potential for making genuine therapeutic contact with those who have dementia. The author concludes with an overview of the latest developments in the psychological care of people with dementia, and an assessment of the future prospects of person centred care.