Health promotion for older people with dementia living in the community


Louise Daly Associate Professor in Aging and Community Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland



Gobnait Byrne Assistant Professor of General Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland



Brian Keogh Associate Professor of Mental Health Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland



Why you should read this article:
  • To increase your awareness of the need for health promotion targeting older people with dementia

  • Understand why health promotion in dementia needs to be person-centred, strengths-based and culturally competent

  • Consider ways to work with patients with dementia to promote their health

Dementia has physical, psychological, social and economic effects, not only on people with dementia, but also on their families, caregivers and society as a whole. Health promotion interventions for community-dwelling older adults with dementia can support their health and well-being, particularly early in the disease course. Nurses have an important role to play by working collaboratively with patients, family caregivers and the multidisciplinary team to develop health promotion activities tailored to the person and taking into account the evolving nature of the disease. This article provides an overview of health promotion as an aspect of post-diagnosis dementia care and examines how nurses can work with community-dwelling older people with dementia to promote their health.

Nursing Standard.
do I: 10.7748/ns.2022.e11973

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This article has undergone external double-blind peer review and plagiarism check using automated software

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Conflict of interest

None declared

Daly L, Byrne G, Keogh B (2022) Health promotion for older people with dementia living in the community. Nursing standard. doi:10.7748/ns.2022.e11973

Online: October 18, 2022

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