This is the second appendix to Leah Bisiani's upcoming article "Understanding the Unequivocal Rights of People Living with Dementia: Express Yourself with Behavioural Expression”.
Togetherness and altruism
Dementia may challenge us as care partners because of the fundamental complexity of the condition, however it is time we regain our focus, first and foremost, and look towards the person living with dementia, instead of our habitually, self-indulgent tendency to create situations that are all about ‘us’.
Caring for another could potentially be...
Leah is a highly skilled registered nurse/dementia consultant, having completed her Masters in Health Science/dementia stream, and Diploma in Business/Frontline Management, with more than 30 years’ experience in aged care/dementia specific care. Leah is also the founder of Uplifting Dementia.
This is the third appendix to Leah Bisiani's article "Understanding the Unequivocal Rights of People Living with Dementia: Express Yourself with Behavioural Expression”.
“Sundowning” could be considered another false perception that is constructed by distorted viewpoints utilised by society and the health profession in generating negative stereotypical attitudes towards people who live with dementia.
It seems humanity tend to prefer judging those that do not meet preconceived impressions of how we must present at a certain age.
Thus, we have...
This is the first appendix to Leah Bisiani's article "Understanding the Unequivocal Rights of People Living with Dementia: Express Yourself with Behavioural Expression”.
Elder abuse is one of the vilest indicators of ageist discrimination within our current civilization.
Whilst the concealed ignominy of elder abuse has grown in visibility, it remains an area that is poorly examined and rarely resolved.
Chemical restraint, one of the manifestations of elder abuse when misused, remains an extremely contentious and provocative topic.
“ People don’t get along because they fear each other. People fear each other because they don’t know each other. They don’t know each other because they have not properly communicated with each other”.
Martin Luther King
Stereotypes based on assumptions become part of how we think, how we believe others should act at certain times of their life and how we believe a person must behave (Angus & Reeve, 2006).
Kitwood (1997) likewise believed we should not judge...