BanBPSD: it’s more than just terminology

This may seem a radical statement, but I sincerely believe it. It is time everyone, especially the health care professionals and educators still so heavily invested in BPSD think more deeply about it. We must find new ways to teach dementia care that better serves the client – to live more positively, and which is free of all forms of restraint. Many have already done this, including Dr Al Power, and two Australian Dementia Consultants, Daniela Greenwood and Leah Bisiani.

It’s not simply a case of it being a matter of a difference of opinion of terminology – or just about the negative impact of the labels used in the BPSD Guidelines; it is far more complex than that.

It can be done.

Our human rights must be respected.

There is a good life to live, with appropriate and positive support, and without using this harmful paradigm.

4 thoughts on “BanBPSD: it’s more than just terminology

  1. I am very upset that I only hear voices and responses that merely thank you. We all do but we need positives, ideas and a balanced approach to create a universal mandate, language, that we can sell to our Government especially here in the USA. I have tried to explain it in my response on the blog. So far we are flogging a dead horse. Norman Duncan

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  2. Take the profit out of the American industry, move Medicare to accept change, outlaw lobby groups who love the status quo then we here can join the world of humanity and are free to participate with assurance of Government support.

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