Essentials of Delirium, by Shibley Rahman

Early today I joined a Twitter chat for the release of a book by my good friend Dr. Shibley Rahman @ShibleyRahman titled Essentials of Delirium. It was hosted by another friend in the UK, @DiverseAlz and if you are on twitter, you jcan follow the feed via the hashtags #DeliriumEs and #DiverseAlz To kick off…

Human Rights and the Confinement of People Living with Dementia in Care Homes

Journal article by Linda Steele, Ray Carr, Kate Swaffer, Lyn Phillipson, and Richard Fleming, published 18 June 2020 in Health and Human Rights Abstract: This paper responds to growing concerns in human rights practice and scholarship about the confinement of people living with dementia in care homes. Moving beyond the existing focus in human rights…

The Routledge Handbook of Disability Activism

The onslaught of neoliberalism, austerity measures and cuts, impact of climate change, protracted conflicts and ongoing refugee crisis, rise of far right and populist movements have all negatively impacted on disability. Yet, disabled people and their allies are fighting back and we urgently need to understand how, where and what they are doing, what they…

UOW Media Release: First Dementia Enabling University

See the Media  Release below from the University of Wollongong,  by Elise Pitt. I am thrilled to be a part of this innovative and exciting project.  Equipping students with the skills needed to manage dementia  “Pilot project to help the next generation of professionals tackle the growing issue of dementia in Australia.    A pilot project…

Reblogged from MemoryBanc

Kay Bransford and I have been following each others blogs for a long time. We even started an online conversation The Dementia Dialogue, which was short lived, but valuable at the time. I think this blog is worth reading in full, so follow the link if you are interested in your online safety, and what…

Pre release book launch in London

Please join Dr Shibley Rahman and I at our Pre release book launch in London. If numbers become overwhelmingly high, we may need to change the venue, but, we won’t be changing the date! Below is the current format for the afternoon, written by Shibley for the Eventbrite booking site, and which may be subject to change: Event Details Kate…

News Flash… Café Le Brain comes to Australia

Next week, Dementia Alliance International is hosting its first Café Le Brain, an online Memory Café on Wednesday October 22 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (ACDT). Whilst not all people with dementia experience memory loss, we will not be focussed on dementia, but on sharing, having fun and supporting each other. Please make this “First…

Yolanda’s story

Yolanda’s story was first posted on Global Dementia Voices, October 11, 2012 by Kate Swaffer. I felt it important to highlight the stories from that blog here, as it simply didn’t grow wings, and the stories of people with dementia, or illness leading to symptoms of dementia are important in teaching us all to better…

The Dementia Dialogue

The Dementia Dialogue Two women discuss the disease, it’s impact on their lives, and share insights on ways to minimize the impact of this diagnosis. Through this conversation, they hope to open up the doors to a deeper understanding of their deeply personal dementia journeys. Kate Swaffer: Diagnosed (and ‘living’) with Younger Onset Dementia Kay Bransford: Assisting…