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Chapter 7: Developing Community Through Dementia-Friendly Environments
By the end of this chapter, the reader will be able to:
- Examine the key principles of a positive personal and social environment for people living with dementia.
- Explore how the environment (personal, social and physical) may influence the behaviour of a person with dementia.
- Develop a relationship-centred care plan for a person who may be experiencing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD).
- Identify a relevant educational strategy for your area of practice that will support staff in adopting a relationship-based approach to care.
We have used the lens of Complex Adaptive Systems to examine how relationship-based dementia care has the potential to be delivered at all levels of the organisation. In the previous chapter, we explored how ...