Rethinking Dementia: Normal Human Responses #3

There is a distinct possibility the #BanBPSD campaign may already have been misconstrued as the banning of antipsychotics completely. It was never meant to be that; we all acknowledge many people need, and do benefit from antipsychotics, or other forms of medication, when prescribed appropriately. It is the over dispensing of them, as a form of…

Rethinking Dementia: Normal Human responses #2

Let’s STOP Pathologising Normal Human Responses For #WAM2018, and on day 3, I am continuing my series of blogs, highlighting why many other people also believe we need to BanBPSD. On June 9, 2018 Susan Macaulay wrote an open letter to members of the dementia community worldwide, highlighted below. She outlines what happened to her…

Rethinking Dementia: Normal Human Responses #1

Rethinking Dementia Care by Banning BPSD For World Alzheimer’s Month this year, #WAM2018, I will be focusing on why I, and a growing number of others believe we need to Ban BPSD (the Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia). Six people, myself included wrote a Letter to the Editor of the Australian Journal of Dementia…

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…