Maintaining a positive self image
Due to the consequences of dementia people are unable to maintain a positive self-image. Coping strategies that seem to contribute to a positive self image are denial, projection, or withdrawing into a fantasy world. Interventions that are aimed at maintaining a positive self-image make people with dementia feel useful and valuable.
Effective psychosocial interventions that aim to help people with dementia to maintain a positive self image have not been found.