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Report lauds person-centered care

An eldercare think tank has released a new white paper with practical ideas for person-directed dementia care.

In “Elevating Experience for those Living with Dementia,” the Beryl Institute offers perspectives from experts in the field as well as those living with the condition.

Contributors include Thrive Senior Living’s Chief Experience Officer Tammy Marshall, clinician-researchers and representatives from elder-advocate organizations the Eden Experience and the Pioneer Network.

Opportunities for action are focused on three recommendations:

• Apply a person-directed approach to caregiving and support systems

• Support societal changes aimed at improving the experience for people living with dementia

• Place human rights and personhood at the forefront of care for those living with dementia

Market growth predicted

The global dementia care products market is expected to grow significantly through 2027, according to a new report from Research Nester. Increasing dementia cases and healthcare services are expected to largely fuel the expansion, the report notes.

Call it a virtual partnership

Virtual reality firm MyndVR announced it has signed a partnership with Silverado, a memory care community operator with communities in six states. Under the deal,  Silverado will implement MyndVR’s VR platform in communities across Southern California.

“We are excited to partner with Silverado, leaders in the memory care space who are focused on improving the quality of life for their seniors,” MyndVR co-founder and CEO Chris Brickler said. “Silverado’s mission is directly in line with our core values: to lift the spirits of our seniors and improve their quality of life through immersive technology that provides joy and takes people out of the four walls of their existence.”

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