This popular tool from the Alzheimer’s Society is relevant for people with dementia who are receiving professional care in any setting – at home, in hospital, in respite care or a care home.
It is a simple and practical tool that people with dementia can use to tell staff about their needs, preferences, likes, dislikes and interests.
It enables health and social care professionals to see the person as an individual and deliver person-centred care that is tailored specifically to the person’s needs. It can therefore help to reduce distress for the person with dementia and their carer. It can also help to prevent issues with communication, or more serious conditions such as malnutrition and dehydration.
‘This is me’ was first developed by the Northumberland Acute Care and Dementia Group and is supported by the Royal College of Nursing.