A Guide for Care Workers

How to support everyday decision-making for people living with dementia in residential aged care

This booklet has been written to help you understand why it is important for you to support people with dementia make everyday decisions. There are practical examples in this booklet of how to do this.

All people want to be treated in a way that is consistent with their own wishes and preferences. People want to make decisions based on information they have been given and their personal experience where possible. Being involved in decisions and making decisions is part of being a ‘person’.

Everyone has the right to be acknowledged and respected as a person.

Authors: Dr Jo-Anne Rayner, Dr Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh, Dr Michael Bauer

Partners: La Trobe University, Queensland University of Technology