Delivering personal care for people with advanced dementia
evidence and practice    

Delivering personal care for people with advanced dementia

Anna Jack-Waugh Senior Lecturer in Dementia, University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton, Scotland
Margaret Brown Senior Lecturer, Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice, University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton, Scotland
Jenny Henderson Associate Lecturer, University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton, Scotland;
Susan Holland Alzheimer Scotland dementia nurse consultant, NHS Ayrshire and Arran, Crosshouse, Scotland
Barbara Sharp Policy and Practice Consultant, Alzheimer Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland

Why you should read this article:
  • To recognise that meeting the increasing fundamental care needs of people living with advanced dementia is essential to their well-being

  • To be aware of the need for partnership working with people living with advanced dementia and their families in care planning, implementation and evaluation

  • To identify strategies to deliver asset-based personal care interventions

This is the second article in a six-part series in Nursing Older People exploring the nursing care of people living with advanced dementia. This article considers the complexity of providing personal care, including the need for expert nursing practice to assess and lead the fundamentals of care: washing, dressing, continence care, nutrition and hydration. The contemporary evidence base for effective assessment, care planning, partnership working and evaluation of personal care for people with advanced dementia is presented, supported by sources of further information.

Nursing Older People. doi: 10.7748/nop.2020.e1193

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

margaret.brown@uws.ac.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

Jack-Waugh A, Brown M, Henderson J et al (2020) Delivering personal care for people with advanced dementia. Nursing Older People. doi: 10.7748/nop.2020.e1193

Published online: 05 August 2020

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