Getting to know the person with dementia: the importance of memories

This video is about the importance of getting to know the person with dementia, learning about their memories and experience, understanding the person's history and their likes and dislikes.

Messages for practice

  1. Understanding the person with dementia helps to provide person centred care and support.
  2. Sometimes people need support to express their memories, thoughts and feelings.
  3. Finding the right support for people with dementia can make a big difference to their quality of life.

Who will find this useful?

Care staff, care managers, social workers, nursing staff, occupational therapists, people with dementia, friends and families of people with dementia, carers, care providers, trainers, training providers, social care workforce, social care staff.


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  • What the research says: Getting to know the person