A person who has dementia, delirium or other communication difficulties can find changes, like moving to an unfamiliar place or meeting new people who contribute to their care, unsettling or distressing. This is me can help to reduce this distress. It helps health and social care professionals build a better understanding of who the person really is, which can help them deliver care that is tailored to the person’s needs.
This can make all the difference in delivering person centred care. As an action for Dementia Action Week 17th – 23rd May please fill it in for yourself or a loved one. Our Community Dementia Support workers are happy to help.
‘This is me’ should be completed as early as possible, so the person can take it to a new place or give it to new people who contribute to their care. It should be updated as necessary.
‘This is me’ should be filled in by the individual(s) who know the person best and, wherever possible, with the person involved. It is not a medical document.
To download your copy, press Downward Button at the bottom.