Living with Dementia: Changing the Status Quo
Dementia Action Alliance released a white paper Tuesday morning with an “important call to action to change the way we care about and for people who are living with dementia in America,” explains our friend, founder of the DAA and lead author, Karen Love. This wonderful 40 page paper, Living with Dementia: Changing the Status Quo, aims to catch the attention of many including policy makers, healthcare practitioners, long-term service and support providers, researchers and advocates.
Karen adds that Living with Dementia: Changing the Status Quo is “the collective perspectives of over 30 diverse co-authors including individuals living with dementia.” The paper discusses serious societal problems that are hindering the well-being of our loved ones.
Alexander “Sandy” Halperin, a retired dentist living with dementia, is quoted “We must change the status quo. Being marginalized and objectified is a huge, silent human rights issue affecting more than 5 million Americans living with dementia.” Changing the status quo very much means eliminating the shameful stigma attached to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia’s thus leading to empowerment, hope and a meaningful life for those living with dementia.
The Dementia Action Alliance and English Rose Suites and bhome Home Care align in our philosophies because we collectively believe in the absolute best person-centered care and well-being for each person on their dementia journey. Care starts with the person and empowering them through meaningful engagement and incorporating their Life Story into each day.
Read Living with Dementia: Changing the Status Quo here.
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