Positive social interaction between a resident with dementia and a visitor that benefits both persons.
The resident's individuality.
A sense of relative well-being.
Social interactions that support residents' self-esteem and sense of competence by helping them to experience success in sharing their remaining talents and abilities, e.g., Wisdom, Human Joy, Personal Experience.
Help families, volunteers, staff and visitors to become aware of, and, learn how to support the present capabilities of the resident, in place of focusing on what has been lost.