Dr Gemma Jones, Validation vs. Medication
At Seabourne House, the care that we deliver is heavily influenced by Dr Gemma Jones’ behavioural staging model. The model aims to help us provide residents with a level of care that reflects their current needs and abilities, rather than focus on the implications of dementia as a whole.
The model by Dr Gemma Jones places dementia into stages of progression. Trained to notice the traits of each stage, we can recognise the way in which residents try and adapt to their own changing circumstances. This helps us to plan their care ahead of time, and identify whether changes in mood, personality or well-being are caused by dementia or other aspects of their health.