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Supportive care for the person with dementia$
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Julian Hughes, Mari Lloyd-Williams, and Greg Sachs

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199554133

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554133.001.0001

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Communicating with people with dementia

Communicating with people with dementia

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(p.217) Chapter 23 Communicating with people with dementia
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Supportive care for the person with dementia
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Kate Allan

John Killick

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554133.003.0023

This chapter argues that communication should be central to how we think about dementia and how we work with those who live with it. As for the emerging concept of ‘supportive care’ for people with dementia, it offers some thoughts about this idea generally, and about where communication should fit in. It explores three main ideas about what this thing called supportive care might look like, and where communication fits in. These ideas are illustrated with examples, quotations, and stories.

Keywords:   dementia care, communication, supportive care, dementia

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