I adapt a person-centred approach to dementia therapy, meaning I tailor my therapeutic services to the interests, abilities, history and personality of the person I am working alongside. By using this approach, I am able to ensure the person living with dementia is able to continue to take part in the activities they enjoy which can be an effective way to manage the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. I aim to gain a clear understanding of the person I am supporting, including their history, lifestyle, culture and preferences, as this allows me to develop a care plan unique to the client. At all times, I ensure that the client and families availing of my service are treated with the utmost dignity and respect.
This service can be offered in the comfort of the clients own home or in the peaceful setting of my practice. Some activities may include reminiscence therapy, storytelling, crafts, gardening, music, dance and use of creative arts.