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Community-based dementia care

VOL: 96, ISSUE: 45, PAGE NO: 40Chris North, DipHE (mental health nursing), is senior primary nurse, community treatment team, LeedsDementia care has traditionally been seen as an institutional activity. As a team of nurses on a dementia assessment ward, we have successfully adopted a range of social, psychological and interpersonal approaches to care. Since the team's creation in 1994 our philosophy has centred on a holistic approach.

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