This is a slightly revised and updated list of tips from the one I published here last week with 17 tips. The day after that I also wrote one called My dementia Trumpet call, explaining a little why I’d put together a list in the first place. Of course, there was some angst from a couple of people about some of my points, but overall, mostly consensus, especially by people living with dementia. If it is possible to positively impact the life of even one more person living with dementia, then it would not matter how many people without dementia had disagreed with me.
I presented this new list to two groups yesterday, one a group of professionals at a Diversity Forum in Ararat yesterday morning, and then to a group of mainly family carers and people with dementia at a YOD support group last night, as well as a few staff working in the area. Everyone I spoke with about the list agreed with, and many asked if they could print it off, including some of the staff working there and in aged care in Ballarat. So, here it is, as a jPeg to make it easier for you! I have also attached an already UPDATED and revised PDF here with a new term not to use suggested by Leah (thank you Leah) 20 things not to say or do to a person with dementia_Kate Swaffer_ June2014 and I will update the jPeg that was below soon, with the help of my BUB!