Windows of opportunity: prevention and early intervention in dementia

Personal Resources

Boosting resilience by harnessing personal resources.

Key points from this section

  • People with dementia and their carers can be encouraged and supported to use their own personal resources to boost their resilience as they deal with the personal experience of living with dementia.
  • It is important to nurture carers’ resilience as their willingness to continue caring is a powerful factor in predicting whether or not a person will need institutional care.
  • Public health messages, life story work and a strengths-based approach can all help strengthen personal resources.

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