Chapter 7. Putting Quality into a Life Lived with Dementia

  1. Claire Biernacki

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470777848.ch7

Dementia: Metamorphosis in Care

Dementia: Metamorphosis in Care

How to Cite

Biernacki, C. (2007) Putting Quality into a Life Lived with Dementia, in Dementia: Metamorphosis in Care, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, West Sussex, England. doi: 10.1002/9780470777848.ch7

Author Information

  1. Day Services Manager, Older People's Services, Derbyshire Mental Health Services NHS Trust

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 2 MAR 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470019979

Online ISBN: 9780470777848



  • dementia care;
  • social psychology;
  • communication skills;
  • research;
  • quality of life (qol)


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Quality of Life with Dementia

  • To Be Proactive in Supporting Persons with Dementia in Maintaining Their Sense of Who They Are

  • To be Proactive in Providing Opportunity and Specialist Support to Ensure that the Person with Dementia is Enabled to Remain Engaged in Social Activity and Relationships, Both Existing and New

  • Providing the Opportunity and Specialist Support to be Involved in Meaningful Occupation and Activity

  • To Monitor, Evaluate and be Responsive to the Individual's Subjective Satisfaction with Life

  • To Consult Actively with the Person with Dementia on an Ongoing Basis to Ensure that They are Influential in what Happens to and Around Them

  • To Ensure Optimum Independence in Undertaking Activities of Daily Living on the Part of the Person with Dementia

  • Attend to Physical Health Needs

  • The Role of Communication

  • Conclusion