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…

Something you get through, by Willie Nelson

Although the theme this month is specifically about the #BanBPSD campaign I am involved in, I needed a ‘Willie Nelson fix’ today, and wondered if anyone may as well. Dementia is not something you ‘get over’, but with the right support, it is something we can get though. Lyrics When you lose the one you…

Rethinking Dementia: Normal Human Responses #11

  Although this is slightly off topic, and not really aligned to the #BanBPSD series I planned for September 2018, I wanted to share this blog today, and reviews about my books, one which I wrote, in essence, as an attempt to normalise dementia. In 2016, I published two books, one called “What the hell…

Rethinking Dementia: Normal Human Responses #10

I really love this quote, and felt it quite relevant to this blog series about the need to #BanBPSD. Fronteirs in Neurology state: “Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), also known as neuropsychiatric symptoms, represent a heterogeneous group of non-cognitive symptoms and behaviors occurring in subjects with dementia.” Thankfully, at least in my opinion, there…

Rethinking Dementia: 30 Normal Human Responses #6

World Awareness Month 2018 is well underway and #DAI continues to run their daily series of #Hello my name is blogs to raise awareness of dementia and to share our members stories However, this month, I am maintaining focus on my #BanBPSD blog series. Hence, I have put together the following list! Whatever we do, whoever…