Welcome to my X, Y or Z Village

Over the last few years, the concept of Dementia Villages, Memory Cafes, Dementia specific shopping lanes, etc. has been growing, and worse, the villages are currently being lauded as ‘best practice’, in spite of there being NO evidence for them. Just like the Dementia Friendly Community or Dementia Friends initiatives, they were developed by people…

Doubting a diagnosis of dementia

In the last few weeks, there have been a few articles, blogs or tweets on the impact of others publicly doubting a persons diagnosis of dementia, which I am highlighting here for your weekend reading! One tweet by a professional last week claimed with certainty some people don’t have dementia. Whilst it didn’t name anyone,…

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…

Open Letter to Gabriella Rogers and Channel 9

Urgent Attention: Gabriella Rogers and 9News This letter is in response to the entitled “New Drug to Treat Behavioural Issues in Dementia Patients”, publicised on Aug.18th 2018 at 6pm. “This report misrepresents both the facts and the real-world experiences of people living with dementia.  The report positions all behaviour, moods and reactions within the frame of a dementia diagnosis…