Dementia Perspectives:  Personal and Professional

Posted by Julie Boggess on Apr 11, 2022 4:54:59 PM

I consider myself fortunate that so far, nobody in family has lived with dementia.  Many people working in aging services are there after having personal experience caring for a loved one.  Strangely enough, my first experience interacting with someone living with dementia was in college, during an internship in a CCRC my senior year. 

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Topics: compassionate touch, Personhood, caregiving connection, quality of care

Personhood and it's Value in Dementia Care

Posted by Pam Brandon on Oct 2, 2018 12:02:00 PM

Quite simply, the definition of personhood is the quality or condition of being an individual person.  At the core of personhood is the self- who we are are, our values and beliefs.  It's who makes us who we are.  Being able to recognize the "self" of personhood is key to understanding and practicing person-centered care for persons living with dementia.

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, dementia care, Person-centered, Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, dementia, Faith Community, Person centered care, Personhood, Work

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