The phrase ‘Living Well with Dementia’ is one you may have heard before.
The idea behind it is the concept that a person with dementia can still live a positive and fulfilling life, enjoying hobbies and interests they pursued before their diagnosis, participating in new activities, and feeling a sense of achievement and wellbeing.
As Terry Pratchett said during his life with dementia:
“It’s possible to live well with dementia and write bestsellers ‘like wot I do’ ”
Contents of this mini book:
What is 'living well' with Dementia?
Is living well always possible?
What does living well look like in practice?
Healthy diet and lifestyle
Social interaction and mental stimulation
Healthy sleep patterns
Care and support
Nourishing the person's support network
Your role in helping a person to live well with Dementia
Skills staff need
Providing the "just right support"
Ten Top Tips to support a person to live well with Dementia