Welcome to my X, Y or Z Village

Over the last few years, the concept of Dementia Villages, Memory Cafes, Dementia specific shopping lanes, etc. has been growing, and worse, the villages are currently being lauded as ‘best practice’, in spite of there being NO evidence for them. Just like the Dementia Friendly Community or Dementia Friends initiatives, they were developed by people…

Dementia Care and the Stoneage

In an article titled, Faking Medical Reality, (as opposed to faking dementia) by John Rappoport on a website called The PPJ Gazette, John covers the issues of “when mainstream advocates attack so-called alternative or natural health, they tend to mention that their own sacred profession is based on real science, on studies, on clinical trials.”  One…

A huge loss to Psychiatry

A friend and colleague, Dr Peter Gordon tendered his resignation as a medical doctor this week. As a fellow Spartan, I felt very sad, but I also strangely triumphant (for him) about his decision, as the rationale for his resignation is truly noble. To have the honour of knowing another person willing to stand up…

Doubting a diagnosis of dementia

In the last few weeks, there have been a few articles, blogs or tweets on the impact of others publicly doubting a persons diagnosis of dementia, which I am highlighting here for your weekend reading! One tweet by a professional last week claimed with certainty some people don’t have dementia. Whilst it didn’t name anyone,…

Rehabilitation for dementia: Evidence & Opportunities

Following on from yesterdays blog, I am today highlighting a very important and relevant Dementia Alliance International (DAI Webinar that is on later this week. Our presenter is Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low from Sydney University, presenting Rehabilitation for dementia: Evidence & Opportunities. It is one event, set in different time zones. See below for the times and register…