From Awareness to Action Week: Will it make a difference?

A few weeks ago I was interviewed for an article in OX Magazine UK. One question from the journalist who interviewed was particularly interested in my thoughts about the renaming of Dementia Awareness Week in the UK, which commences next week, where it is transformed into Dementia Action Week. Below is an excerpt from the…

Celebrating International Womens Day 2018

              I’ll continue to “PressForProgress for equal rights for all people with dementia (dementia also affects more women than men) I’ll continue to “PressForProgress for equal pay for women I’ll continue to “PressForProgress for equal numbers of woman as men in leadership roles I’ll continue to “PressForProgress against ALL forms…

Human rights, disAbility and dementia

I’ve been working on this article since before May 2017, but wanting to get it published as a response to the WHO The Global Plan of Action on the Public Health Response to Dementia 2017-2025 (Global Dementia Action Plan).  This plan was unanimously adopted at the World Health Assembly in Geneva in May 2017, and…

Living… or labelled by disease?

Perhaps it is a great idea, but surely, labelling where we live, shop or eat and have coffee by our disease or condition, is simply another form of keeping the myths alive, as well as ensuring a continued sense of ‘otherness’. It is definitely another form of segregation. And yet, the emergence of Dementia Villages, or…