Yes you can live well with dementia
Leading psychiatrist of old age, Dr Matthew Croucher says you can live well with dementia, but not without help. You need a timely diagnosis, access to reasonable services, and help to navigate your way around them. He discusses the significance of supporting a more 'person-centred care' direction both in and out of residential care, and the news this week that privately run dementia units will soon be independently monitored by the ombudsman. Over the last few weeks Dr Croucher has been visiting a range of different groups including South Island DHBs to discuss the shared South Island model of care for dementia.