Advocating has been quite a bumpy road the last few days, and many times I have thought, “just give up”, or “it is not worth the personal attacks”. One email friend from Western Australia who had heard from her colleagues about an issue I had last week sent an email of support, with this image at the bottom. It was exactly what I needed, so thank you GM!
But stop me they won’t, as if the small number of people around the world, including me, don’t speak up for the most basic of human rights for people with dementia, then it seems, no-one will. Many talk the talk, but then the organisations providing the care don’t walk the talk of authentic person-centred care. Let’s hope Consumer Directed Care also helps to force at least a few issues.