Commentary on Could 2015 Become The Year of The “New Normal”?
Published by Dr. Al Power, ChangingAging Contributor on December 19, 2014
Since the opening of The Vicarage doors, we have been honoring the normalization of dementia it is written in our mission statement..
“The Vicarage setting creates a culture of dementia by embracing and respecting the individual reality of each person who lives with us. Staff honor the residents’ experiences. The normalization of dementia experience is what defines The Vicarage culture, creating an environment where social stigmas regarding dementing illnesses are lessened. Such normalization allows for continued growth and preservation of residents’ dignity and the continued development of personal relationships among peers and staff.”