World Mental Health Day

Please read this brilliant blog by my colleague and friend, Tina Minkowitz. “When we go to a doctor’s office we may feel nervous, apprehensive.  We worry about test results, we worry about whether a treatment might do more harm than good.  We put our trust in the practitioner provisionally and hope she is trustworthy and competent.   But…

I didn’t invite Mr Dementia

Following on from all the wonderfully honest #DAI #Hello stories shared during World Alzheimer’s Month or Dementia Awareness Month, which is a term I prefer, as I’ve been advised many times by my neurologist I don’t have Alzheimer’s, I decided a blog updating the changes in my cognitive disabilities was in order. Sometimes the raw…

Rethinking Dementia: Normal Human Responses #12

Medicated and Motivated – NOT!!!!!! Questioning the abusive practice of chemical restraint. Guest blog by Leah Bisiani MHLthSc/DipBus/RN.1/Dementia Consultant Republished with permission as part of my Rethinking Dementia: Normal Human Responses series for World Alzheimer’s Month… #BanBPSD  “Elder abuse is one of the vilest indicators of ageist discrimination within our current civilization. Whilst the concealed ignominy…