Better understanding the CRPD

Thanks to social media for reminding me this was happening last week, and although I was unable to watch it live on the day, the link below will take you to it. Professor Rosemary Kayess is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law at the University of NSW, and the Vice Chair of the…

Have your say (in Australia)

Evaluation of the National Framework for Action on Dementia 2015-2019 A consultation process to evaluate the National Framework for Action on Dementia 2015 – 2019 (the Framework) is now open for public response. The Framework guides the development and implementation of actions, plans and policies to reduce the risk of dementia and further improve outcomes…

Accepted as a member of INTERDEM

Interdem is a pan-European network of researchers collaborating in research on and dissemination of Early, Timely and Quality Psychosocial Interventions in Dementia aimed at improving the quality of lifeof people with dementia and their supporters, across Europe. I am extremely delighted to have recently been accepted as a member. INTERDEM’S MISSION: To develop pan-European research on Early, Timely and Quality Psychosocial Interventions…

Failing to go with the flow

This quote, via a comment to a recent blog by Steve A, is so very relevant to the last 60+ years of my life! Thanks Steve. By the late Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galicia a few months before she was assassinated in 2017 by a bomb detonated inside her car: “There is something I should…

Rosa Parkes: 1 December 1955

On this day in 1955, the late Mrs Rosa Parks sits on a white persons seat on a bus. Frankly, there are many days I have felt like Rosa Parks. In all honesty, I regularly feel ashamed to be a white person, as the extent of ‘othering’, and prejudice and racism continues in society today.…

Normal human responses: #BeyondBPSD

If you haven’t been following me here or on social media for long, you may not know about the #BanBPSD #rethinkingdementia and #ReframingDementia campaign that has been growing in terms of supporters, for a few years now. In September 2018, a number of people including me, Susan Macaulay, Sonya Barsness, Al Power, Daniella Greenwood and…

Beyond BPSD by Dr Al Power

It’s not too late to register for this DAI Webinar being held tomorrow. I’m just a bit late promoting it here!!! Beyond ‘Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia’ (BPSD) Wednesday, November 27, 2019 (USA/CA/UK/EU) Thursday, November 28, 2019 (AU/NZ/JP/SGP/TWN) Please note: this is one event, set in a number of different time zones. About the Webinar:…