Thomas Kitwoods Person-Centered Care for Dementia

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The development of the person-centered care approach is widely attributed to professor Thomas Kitwood in the late 1980s at the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom.1 Person-centered care is a way of providing care to people by focusing on the person's uniqueness and preferences, instead of the disease, its expected symptoms and challenges, and the person's lost abilities. Person-centered care recognizes that dementia is only a diagnosis and that there is much more to the person than just a diagnosis.

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Original Article Source Credits:   Verywell Health ,

Article Written By:  Esther Heerema, MSW

Original Article Posted on:  February 08, 2020

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