Soundbytes after diagnosis, by Mary Beth Wighton

This is the trumpet call of a friend and fellow member of Dementia Alliance International, Mary_Beth Wighton, which is almost like a digital poem, the second reason for posting today… enjoy, and if you have dementia and are not already, please think about becoming an advocate.  

Empowering people with dementia

Why should we need empower ourselves, or help to empower others to speak up? Why don’t more people with dementia speak up? And why do they need to? From the perspective of empowering people in minority or marginalised groups, empowerment needs strong leadership, vision, passion, a ‘never-give-up’ attitude, and a significant strength of character to take the ‘shit’ dished…