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…

Open Letter to Gabriella Rogers and Channel 9

Urgent Attention: Gabriella Rogers and 9News This letter is in response to the entitled “New Drug to Treat Behavioural Issues in Dementia Patients”, publicised on Aug.18th 2018 at 6pm. “This report misrepresents both the facts and the real-world experiences of people living with dementia.  The report positions all behaviour, moods and reactions within the frame of a dementia diagnosis…

Rethinking Dementia Care: #BanBPSD

Our first published Letter to the Editor, promoting the continuation of the campaign to ban the false construct known as BPSD (Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia). A few years ago, Professor Dawn Brooker started a group called “GAP in Dementia Care”, which consisted of a large group of academics, dementia professionals and included people…

Human rights, disAbility and dementia

I’ve been working on this article since before May 2017, but wanting to get it published as a response to the WHO The Global Plan of Action on the Public Health Response to Dementia 2017-2025 (Global Dementia Action Plan).  This plan was unanimously adopted at the World Health Assembly in Geneva in May 2017, and…

What people with dementia want from residential care homes

I was recently published in the Australian Journal of Dementia Care (AJDC), and my article has been republished the Aged Care Report Card this week as well. You can read the full article, What people with dementia want from residential care homes, where I explain what people with dementia have said they want from residential care, based on my own experience…

The Australian Journal of Dementia Care

I have been published a few times in this journal, and as I’m feeling especially fatigued today, and have a number of physical health issues getting in the way of normal activities, I thought I’d post the links to three articles there, as well as adding a PDF of the one about human rights in aged…