Models Of Dementia

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In this section I will use evidence, and compare practice and opinion with popular models and approaches to care. Dementia experience and care has changed dramatically over recent years, and it is now more recognizable that people can live well with dementia. Historically, it has been viewed largely as a biomedical phenomenon with a trajectory of irrevocable decline related to neurodegenerative changes (Hall et al, p11). Dementia care in the past had been modelled on a biomedical approach, putting the emphasis on diagnosis and treatment for the individual. It focused on individual symptoms and behaviour and looked to minimise these through interventions such as drug treatments (NHS SCOTLAN). Through the biomedical approach, dementia was seen
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