Understand with your heart

The last few months, I have noticed a lot of changes in my physical and cognitive health, and have watched on as so many others are struggling with worsening or new health issues, or facing difficult personal challenges. It is worrying, and on some days, it would be so easy to give up not only…

Lightening the tone…

This week for my #BanBPSD #WAM2018 blog series, the focus has been on disrupting the current care system in dementia. Some of the p posts have been a bit ‘heavy’, but, there has been much health debate about it on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and also here, which is healthy, and very encouraging. To lighten the…

Rethinking Dementia: Normal Human responses #2

Let’s STOP Pathologising Normal Human Responses For #WAM2018, and on day 3, I am continuing my series of blogs, highlighting why many other people also believe we need to BanBPSD. On June 9, 2018 Susan Macaulay wrote an open letter to members of the dementia community worldwide, highlighted below. She outlines what happened to her…

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…