The Person with Dementia
The person with dementia benefits from the DementiAbility Methods because these techniques focus on adding meaning and purpose to each and every day, based on the individual's personal history, including needs, interests, skills and abilities. The objective is to give each person a reason to get up in the morning, give them something to look forward to and give them something meaningful to do each and every day. When their memory is supported, and there are meaningful things to do, function is enhanced and quality of life is easier to achieve.
The Provider of Care
The DementiAbility Methods provide a framework for helping families, volunteers and staff understand how to help the person with dementia. These techniques can be used to address, as well as prevent, responsive (challenging and difficult) behaviours that arise when needs are left unmet. These techniques provide effective strategies that are aimed at circumventing the deficits and exposing the abilities while adding meaning and purpose to each day.