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Interesting article on person-centred approach in long-term care for dementia. “In this evolving version of care, staff work closely with families to understand and respect the identity of someone before the person entered long-term care and to know the person’s interests, routines and needs. A care community might use a resident’s previous occupation or interests to offer daily activities to look forward to—perhaps a resident who loved gardening arranges flowers for the dining table each night. Or staff recognize that a resident who wakes at 4 a.m. every day had spent his life as a farmer, accustomed to rising early and having a strong cup of coffee. They adjust to his routine, instead of “correcting” his behavior and persuading him to go back to bed.”