Person Centered Care
The Person Centered Care and Dementia Care Mapping Steering Committee
The Alzheimer’s Disease Association has formed a Person Centered Care and Dementia Care Mapping Steering Committee with the vision over the next 3 years that all professional care partners and organizations caring for persons with dementia in Singapore embrace Person Centered Care as their philosophy of care.
The Alzheimer’s Disease Association is also the Strategic Lead Partner in Singapore of the Bradford Dementia Group in the United Kingdom and is responsible for the implementation and development of Person Centered Care and Dementia Care Mapping in Singapore.
The Committee has 4 key objectives:
- Support and development
- Training, education and research
- Enhancing its partnership with the Bradford Dementia Group.
Organizations who are involved in dementia care and would like to learn more about Person Centered Care through our training workshops or consultancy can contact us here.
Interested to Know More?
If you would like to read more about Person Centered Care, Dementia Care Mapping or on culture change, you can visit some of the websites below:
The Eden Alternative is a small not-for-profit organization making a big difference in the world. Based on the core belief that aging should be a continued stage of development and growth, rather than a period of decline.
Pioneer Network is dedicated to making fundamental changes in values and practices to create a culture of aging that is life-affirming, satisfying, humane and meaningful. Pioneer Network advocates for culture change in eldercare models from long-term nursing home care to short-term transitional care to community-based care to create homes that are consumer-driven and person-directed.
Best Friends™ Approach
The Best Friends Approach redefines how we can enhance the lives of individuals living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. It is a philosophy that is easy to understand, learn and apply. Adopting the Best Friends Approach will teach you “the knack” of providing good care and how to do it with ease.
THE GREEN HOUSE® Project
The Green House Project creates small, intentional communities for groups of elders and staff to focus on living full and vibrant lives. The Green House model replaces large, impersonal, nursing facilities with inviting, comfortable, social living spaces that research shows help elders to live happier, more satisfying lives.
Father of Person Centered Care: Professor Tom Kitwood
Professor Tom Kitwood was a pioneer in the field of dementia care. He developed innovative research projects and training courses, challenging the "old culture of care". His aim was to understand, as far as is possible, what care is like from the standpoint of the person with dementia.