Meaningful Engagement Among Assisted Living Residents With Dementia: Successful Approaches

Candace L. Kemp, Alexis A. Bender, Joy Ciofi, Jennifer Craft Morgan, Elisabeth O. Burgess, Stephen Duong, Fayron R. Epps, Andrea Michelle Hill, Pamela R. Manley, Jasmine Sease, Molly M. Perkins

Producción científica: Articlerevisión exhaustiva

13 Citas (Scopus)


Meaningful engagement is an important dimension of quality of life and care for persons living with dementia, including the growing number who reside in assisted living communities. This report presents preliminary findings from an ongoing qualitative study aimed at identifying best care practices to create and maintain meaningful engagement among persons with dementia. Over a 1-year period, we conducted interviews, residents’ record review, and participant observations in four diverse care communities. Our analysis identified four approaches that successfully promote meaningful engagement: (a) knowing the person, (b) connecting with and meeting people where they are, (c) being in the moment, and (d) viewing all encounters as opportunity. Incorporation of these approaches in care routines and adoption by all care partners can promote meaningful engagement, including during crises such as COVID-19.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)1751-1757
Número de páginas7
PublicaciónJournal of Applied Gerontology
EstadoPublished - dic 2021
Publicado de forma externa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


Profundice en los temas de investigación de 'Meaningful Engagement Among Assisted Living Residents With Dementia: Successful Approaches'. En conjunto forman una huella única.

Citar esto