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What Is Well-Being?

Well-being is a term that we hear a lot, but what does it really mean? It turns out, it can mean different things to different people.

“Well-being is very subjective and it’s hard for any one person to tell somebody else what well-being is,” says Dr. G. Allen Power, a geriatrician and dementia care expert, in this video.

That said, Dr. Power likes to refer to the seven domains of well-being. “What I find most important to well-being is to find those qualities that give you a life worth living,” he says.

Well-being may not be limited to physical ability or cognitive level, Dr. Power explains.

When it comes to caring for a loved one, it’s important to figure out what makes them happy, what creates a state of well-being for them, despite their need for supported independence. In this way, you create a person-directed approach to care as opposed to doing everything for someone based on a list of tasks.

Click here or watch the video below to learn about Dr. Power’s seven domains of well-being that can apply to people of any age or ability.

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