Patch Adams & #BanningBPSD

“If you treat a disease, you win, you lose; if you treat a person, you win, no matter what the outcome.” (Patch Adams) The movie, Patch Adams (which I love), is based on the true story of a heroic man, Hunter “Patch” Adams, determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. He…

We need to Ban BPSD before it’s too late…

The following article which is about a 5 year research project is truly terrifying, and only confirms my committment towards the need to Rethink Dementia and ban BPSD. It is thanks to Tina Minkowitz who is an attorney and psychiatric survivor in New York, and founded the Center for the Human Rights of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry, that…

Lack of Evidence Based Research: BanBPSD

An an article published on October 2, 2018, Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: GPs’ perspective on management highlighted to me on Twitter via Dubhgas Taylor, I want to highlight one of the problems we are facing. It reports on a ‘mixed-methods systematic review by Jennings and colleagues aimed to develop a better understanding of general practitioners’…

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…

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…