[Therapeutic relationship and care with the person with severe cognitive impairment]

Soins Gerontol. Jan-Feb 2020;25(141):42-45. doi: 10.1016/j.sger.2019.12.010. Epub 2019 Dec 18.
[Article in French]


The inevitable evolution of cognitive disorders in neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, raises questions about the modalities and objectives of care provided to people with these diseases. It justifies the acquisition of a holistic and humanistic perspective to maintain the person as a whole at the core of our priorities. Person-centered care meets this requirement by being rooted in a supportive relationship.

Keywords: Alzheimer’s disease; elderly person; empathie; empathy; humanism; humanisme; maladie d’Alzheimer; patient-centered care; personne âgée; quality of life; qualité de vie; soin centré sur la personne.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cognitive Dysfunction / nursing*
  • Humans
  • Nurse-Patient Relations*
  • Patient-Centered Care*