The Guardian on Thursday had an interesting column on new dementia patient care research that suggests that people with dementia become less agitated when the care facility used a person-centered approach to care rather than the normal regimented systems used by a lot of nursing homes in the UK and United States.
More individualised care by residential or nursing homes can reduce agitation in people with dementia, a new study shows. Residential homes that plan care around the individual residents, rather than around a rigid timetable of tasks, may be less distressing.
Person-centred’ care works better for dementia | Life and style | BMJ Group
Paraphrasing from the article, while people centered care sounds sensible and logical, this is the first study, which attempts to acquire empirical evidence for the approach