Dementia and well-being: A conceptual framework based on Tom Kitwood’s model of needs

Author: External Author | | Categories: Dementia Care , Dementia Care Home

The topic of well-being is becoming increasingly significant as a key outcome measure in dementia care. Previous work on personhood of individuals with dementia suggests that their subjective well-being can be described in terms of comfortinclusionidentityoccupation and attachment. The study aimed to examine Tom Kitwood’s model of psychological needs and well-being in dementia based on the self-report of individuals with moderate or severe dementia and to differentiate and elaborate this model in the light of the empirical qualitative data.

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Original Article Source Credits:   SAGE Journals ,

Article Written By:  Elke G Kaufmann and Sabine A Engel

Original Article Posted on:  June 19, 2014

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