I think compensation tools need to be extremely person-centered.
Many dementia-oriented organizations have admirable goals and values, but for me there are three things that stand out about DAA, differentiating them from other good dementia organizations, which also have good goals:
Summary: EACH PERSON’S NEEDS ARE DIFFERENT. Yes; we all need social interaction. However, As an introvert … Any interaction (especially any sound-interaction) needs to be sandwiched by a larger time period that I am alone in the silence. So what is “extraversion” or “introversion”, and why does it make a difference in my dementia symptoms or how they need to be handled?