12 Guidelines for Assessment
One of the most important facets of Alzheimer's care is to promote practice that affirms the worth of people with dementia. It is not only people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia that need to be empowered, it is also their caregivers. Social care agencies involved in providing care must remember that providing choice, information and control is essential to good practice.
Equalize the relationship between the service user, the person with Alzheimers, their caregivers, and the service practitioner is central to this. Health professionals would do well to follow these 12 guidelines that promote positive empowerment practice.
C. Cowger 1994