This is me is a leaflet produced by Alzheimer’s Society to help people with dementia to receive person-centred care, particularly if they are admitted to hospital. It is a simple and practical tool that someone going into hospital can give to staff to help them understand the condition.
It provides a snapshot of the person with dementia, giving information about them as an individual, such as needs, preferences, likes, dislikes and interests.
It is designed to enable staff to treat each person as an individual, thereby reducing distress for the person and their carers, and helping to prevent issues such as malnutrition and dehydration.
This is me was first developed by the Northumberland Acute Care and Dementia Group of people affected by dementia and is supported by the Royal College of Nursing.