This is me
This is me – tool for people with dementia receiving professional care
Our popular tool, This is me, is for people with dementia who are receiving professional care in any setting – at home, in hospital, in respite care or a care home. It was originally developed for people with dementia who were going into hospital.
This is me 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.
This form can be completed in print, or by typing into the PDF document and saving it for update at a later stage.
You can order a free copy of this publication by phoning the Publications Orderline on 0300 303 5933 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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Information on our 'Counting the cost' campaign
Download our guide choosing a care home
Read our report on the quality of life of people with dementia in care homes
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