SA Dementia Forum: Consumer experience and expectations

This video interview was made for the recent South Australian Dementia Forum held on 5 December 2013. At this event, a large number of experts, health care professionals and consumers, including carers and people with dementia attended to listen, learn, and workshop about how to improve the care of people with dementia and mild cognitive impairment in the acute hospital setting. I hope it highlights some of the challenges we currently face as patients, and assists in helping others know how we would like to be treated, in particular with the same education about our disease as any other illness, and with the same respect and dignity as any other patient. The experiences I talked about really happened, and are commonly experienced by many others with dementia. Opinions are my own. Kate Swaffer © 2013

4 thoughts on “SA Dementia Forum: Consumer experience and expectations

    • In some ways, that is sad, but thank you for your support. I have just had another look at your blog, and wondered how you are going, and how your wife is??? I hope life is not too difficult for you both with her in residential care, I can only imagine how awful the separation must be for you both.


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