The ART & SCIENCE of Patient Centered Dementia Care:

    ART

  1. Acknowledge emotion, validate feelings
  2. Relax the pace, slow it down
  3. Take note of habits and life history, what is important to the person
  4. SCIENCE

  5. Stop and Try again
  6. Calming down
  7. Inquire meanings behind the behaviours
  8. Enable with prompts/easy choice
  9. Non-verbal communication, be mindful of bodily expression
  10. Collaborate, work “with” the person, meet where the person is
  11. Embrace the moment, make the interaction fun

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