If you haven’t been following me here or on social media for long, you may not know about the #BanBPSD #rethinkingdementia and #ReframingDementia campaign that has been growing in terms of supporters, for a few years now. In September 2018, a number of people including me, Susan Macaulay, Sonya Barsness, Al Power, Daniella Greenwood and Leah Bisiani engaged in, re-highlighting the need to #BanBPSD (Note: BPSD = Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia).
In a DAI “Meeting Of The Minds” Webinar, Al Power eloquently highlighted why we need to continue this campaign. Giving the acronym another meaning as some academics and professionals are considering, won’t, in my opinion, stop the misuse of it, as it is so entrenched. It will likely always equate to negative labels, and poor care. Watch Al’s presentation here:
If you are still not convinced, then I suggest you read the following blogs for more reasons to #BanBPSD. Due to a lack of time to find them all, please note, there are many more you will find, some within links in each of the following:
To make it easy, check out September 2018 on my site.