Guidelines for Care: Executive Summary

The Alzheimer Society believes that people with dementia have the right to enjoy the highest possible quality of life and quality of care. The Society believes that each person with dementia is an individual,regardless of stage of the disease and that care should be individually tailored to their unique needs, interests,habits and desires. In order to achieve this goal, the Alzheimer Society of Canada looked for evidence-based research that shows how to successfully implement person-centred programs and practices in long-term care homes. The result of this research is the Guidelines for Care Framework, which includes the input of people with dementia, family care partners, researchers, educators, long-term care home staff, and various stakeholders.

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