Rethinking Dementia Care: #BanBPSD

Our first published Letter to the Editor, promoting the continuation of the campaign to ban the false construct known as BPSD (Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia). A few years ago, Professor Dawn Brooker started a group called “GAP in Dementia Care”, which consisted of a large group of academics, dementia professionals and included people…

Yoga is beneficial… #WTF

Ok, so I maybe I’m being overly melodramatic, and need to apologise up front for my heading! But really… #WTF… Like we needed the British Geriatrics Society blog to tell us yoga is good for us, and then they refer us to a research project in the Age and Ageing Journal, published in 2018, saying…

Bagdhad Cafe

In case you have a day where you are bored, stressed, have nothing planned, are not working, or just want to watch something unique and original, thanks to Dennis Frost for finding it, you can today! if you so choose, I do recommend you watch Baghdad Cafe, one of my all time favourite movies and…

Let’s wander together…

In my collaborative #BanBPSD campaign, today I’d like to talk about wandering. This term, along with ALL of the other negative labels in the BPSD guidelines, must become part of the list of words NOT to use in dementia language guidelines. My lovely BUB found and bought this lapel badge for me recently… I’d really…