The influence of cultural background in intercultural dementia care: exemplified by Sami patients
Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 06/26/2012
Hanssen I et al. – Although the way dementia influence mental functions, language, etc. is universal, behaviours, reactions and responses may be coloured by the patient’s background culture. Knowledge of language, cultural codes and the patient’s former life are primary keys to understanding. Rhythm of life, spirituality, singing and tangible aspects of traditional culture like clothes and food constitute important aspects of culture–appropriate care.