Dementia Beyond Disease: An interview with Allen Power

Dr. Allen Power is an Eden Alternative certified geriatrician who advocates for person centered methods of care and communication that create wellbeing for those living with dementia. He has authored the books Dementia Beyond Disease and Dementia Beyond Drugs. His pioneering efforts have taught many care partners how to interpret the unmet needs of someone living with dementia that are often expressed by behaviors. In this interview he provides examples of how to meet such needs as an alternative to chemical and physical restraints and segregation from the community.