Political correctness Personal computer PC Care
A philosophy Values fundamental humanity of the people in our care AND the people who care for them A set of best practices to improve outcomes A base on which to build successful non-pharmacologic strategies
The process and manner by which carers maintain the personhood of those who receive services The Bradford Group
I see you I see our common humanity I see your uniqueness It implies recognition, respect and trust… Thomas Kitwood, Dementia Reconsidered, 1997
Old paradigm: Behavioral symptoms common Goal is elimination New paradigm: Not all behaviors are symptoms Behaviors are efforts to communicate Need, desire Goal is interpretation, addressing need, preventing
Current (old) model Emerging model Loss of ability to modulate Lump together Explaining Intervention Unmet human need More precision Understanding Prevention
Slapping thighs Clapping Yelling Screaming Self-referred Something is wrong with me Do something!