Women: the CEO’s of the household

The following is a portion of my presentation at the GADAA event, Women and Dementia: A Global Challenge event last Thursday! When diagnosed with dementia, women experience stigma, discrimination, sexism (that exists everywhere, not just because of dementia) and if diagnosed younger, then we also experience the ageism attached to having what is perceived to be an ‘older…

Sex and dementia

The topic of sex and dementia is one I have been thinking about writing on for some time, and now seems the right time to post something about it. Many have written and talked about people with dementia and sexuality, including writing articles and books about it, but so far, I have not found very…

The World Dementia Council

The World Dementia Council meets this week, without anyone living with a diagnosis of dementia, or any family carers, invited to be a part of this event. Yesterday I received an open letter (via email) from Dr Shibley Rahman, personal friend, colleague and academic in dementia from the UK, regarding the ‘World Dementia Council‘. I…