Dementia care missing common sense #DAM2015 Day 14

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It is Day 14, and almost the middle of Dementia Awareness Month 2015, and I decided the topic of Dementia and common sense was a worthwhile one to write about, as I believe generally speaking common sense is missing in our care.

I often think about common sense, and wonder it has gone these days, not just in dementia care, but almost everywhere. Perhaps it’s the farm girl coming out in me, but I think common sense is becoming a lost art, and one we should work on retrieving, especially in dementia care.

The desire and intent to improve and to provide better care for people with dementia seems high in the sector, especially amongst service providers and researchers, and for that, I am truly delighted.

However, whilst we do need evidence based practice, we also need some good old fashioned common sense in our core plans. This definitely…

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