I found Kate Swaffer’s post really interesting and have copied it across from her Blog:
Yesterday I was invited to give a presentation at the Better Practice Adelaide 2015 conference held at the Hilton Hotel, and most of the time now when I present, I also always represent Dementia Alliance International in some way. The theme of this event was Quality – Through the looking glass: What’s new in 2015.
One of the points I made in my presentation was that when looking in the mirror of aged and dementia care currently, it does not look like a place I would want or like to go. When I look at the current medical model or pathway of care for people with dementia (or rather, lack of an ethical pathway), that is not very attractive either, and if I was Alice, I’d simply refuse services at all. I reviewed about models of care, rehabilitation for people with dementia, human rights, Prescribed Disengagement, language and stigma…
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