Filed under: Dementia Thinking
16 March 2019
It is OK to be not OK. You can trust some of the people who don’t have dementia, but expertise to help. And people with dementia in the public sphere can be contradicted. If no-one challenges you, you are being patronised and ignored. And subjected to Toxic Positivity.
19 December 2018
At Christmas time we should think of those wonderful people who work in care homes, every day of the year, making life good for frail older people.
05 October 2018
When you live with dementia, people sometimes impose art on you, and you are forced to experience art that is not to your taste. One contentious area is the use of murals as “art” in care homes. I use scare quotes because I’m not sure if it is interior decoration masquerading as therapy.
04 October 2018
A message from a young person to other young and not so young people about the value of walking to improve brain health.
16 August 2018
Our new blogger Katie reflects on how hard it is to establish a direct link between alcohol and dementia, but it is made even harder when the research cohorts include people who may have stopped or started drinking for reasons of ill health.
09 April 2018
What did the Romans do for Ageing?
09 March 2018
Looking forward? See clearly and plan for older age. People have to do this all over the world.
26 December 2016
No one is happy to have dementia. But we are more afraid of expensive and undignified care than the condition itself
02 September 2016
Coming out about dementia needs to be a personal choice and we must not be bullied.
29 June 2016
Nurses need to learn how to make change and improvement happen.