HELP: Natural Wonders Every Child Should Know

Inspired by reading the daily post from BrainPickings The Science of How Alive You Really Are: Alan Turing, Trees, and the Wonder of Life, I have just ordered a book titled, Natural Wonders, although it is currently out of stock. Amazon say it is “a collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic…

Elder Abuse

In an article What to Do if You Suspect a Senior Is Being Financially Abused or Exploited, by Carolyn Rosenblatt. The journalist start by saying: Some have called elder abuse “the crime of the century.” This crime can be difficult to detect and investigate, but one of the few ways to stop an elder from…

“… our alleged ‘loved ones’”

This is an important article, and the journalist has used a term in the tiele I’m almost sucared to use: The way we’ve outsourced care for our alleged “loved ones”, paying people as little as possible to do what we’re not prepared to do ourselves. We are meant to love those in our care. We are…

DAI Webinar: BAME family carers coping with caring for dementia

You are invited to register now to join DAI for their October 2020 “Meeting Of The Minds”, Webinar BAME family carers coping with caring for dementia, presented by Mohammed A. Rauf, MBE, Founder & Director Meri Yaadain CiC. Wednesday, October 28, 2020 (USA/CA/UK/EU) Thursday,October 29, 2020 (AU/NZ/Asia) Please note this is one event, set in…

Supporting mental health

Choosing to spend time with people who are good for your mental health is essential. Yes, even if sometimes those people are related to you. Maybe it’s even more important if they are family as the emotional damage goes much deeper and is so much harder to heal. The damage and emotional harm from abusive…

Webinars – Dementia: Rehabilitation Matters!

You are invited to register for two important webinars being hosted by Sydney University, Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low and Professor Kate Laver on why rehabilitation for people with dementia matters, to launch their new book, Dementia Rehabilitation: Evidence-Based Interventions and Clinical Recommendations. Webinar 1 : Rights, communication, comorbidities. Webinar 2: Work, exercise, play About the…

Rethinking Dementia: Normal Human Responses #5

In my #BanBPSD for #WAM2018 blog series, I am posting a comment received after an earlier blog in this series; often it is a comments like this that motivates me to keep writing and advocating for change. My blog today is short, but hopefully makes sense. Jeff’s comments kept me awake, and in tears for…

Music to chill to…

It has been one very busy month and I have posted lots of blogs that have still got me thinking! Hopefully they have made you think too, rather than offended or upset you. My intention is to have an honest, open global conversation, about the things that really matter, not to offend. If we speak…

BPSD vs BPSC-19

I’ve written many time about BPSD or ‘challenging behaviours’ as well as what I have termed BPSC-19, but the comparison may not be obvious to everyone. Hence, for day 27 of Dementia Awareness Month in 2020, I decided to list the ‘symptons’ of each here. If we check out the two lists we could be…