Back on the #BanBPSD trail

It’s been a long time between waterholes here, or rather, since my last blog! For all sorts of reasons I’ve felt the need to stay quiet here, and for a number of personal and health related reasons, I’ve not been up to blogging either.

However, it’s recently become very clear I need to find my voice here again… especially to start the #BanBPSD campaign again. I’m starting with this song by Al Power, first shown at the online Dementia Alliance International World Rocks Against Dementia in March this year.

15 thoughts on “Back on the #BanBPSD trail

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  2. It’s so lovely to hear from you again Kate. I hope that things haven’t been too difficult for you and BUB? Thanks for sharing this, we all need to stop, listen and think to establish what someone (with or without dementia!) is trying to communicate with us!
    God bless lovely lady, sending much love xx

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    • It certainly is Ann… when we plyed this in March this year at the DAI WRAD event, we did laugh, but most of us also felt like crying as it shows just how easy it is to be misunderstood. x

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  3. What a wonderful reminder of how easy it is for any of us to judge and be judged.
    My memory jogger for this day to go easy on the judgements I make; for it’s only my thinking over which I have control.

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  4. Thank you for sharing Allen Power’s subtle put-down on BPSD Kate. As Tom Kitwood noted – behaviours are meaningful to a person living with dementia. Just takes a little patience for carers and others to understand it’s all about unmet needs. Thanks again.

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    • Thanks Paul… I’m pretty sure behaviours are meaningful to everyone, not just people with dementia. Re unmet needs, I’m not a believer in this term as a replacement either. Just like BPSD, unmet needs are minimal… when compared to the very normal human responses most exhibit when faced with what Id refer to as ‘challenging situations’. Stay well, Kate

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      • Thanks Kate – you’ve given me a better perspective. It’s the lack of understanding and ‘malignant social behaviour’ (Kitwood) of carers and others that people with dementia find challenging. I hope I’ve got it right this time.

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      • Glad to provide new understandings… IMO it’s definitely the challenging behaviours of people without dementia that’s the problem. This song helps clarify, I think. 🌺

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