The Language of Dementia

  THE WORDS & LANGUAGE WE USE ABOUT DEMENTIA MATTERS. WORDS MATTER. Individuals with dementia often face social isolation because of society’s widespread negative perceptions, which can [...]

The Stigma of Dementia

  Individuals who are living with dementia and those who support them face many challenges. In addition to their cognitive symptoms and health challenges, they very often deal with stigma, [...]

Words Matter: Elderly vs. Elder

  Many people use the term “elderly” to refer to an older person. “Elderly” is defined as “rather old” or “old-fashioned.” Synonyms for elderly include “aged,” “ancient,” “geriatric,” [...]

Palliative Care

  Palliative care is defined as, “specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. This type of care is focused on providing patients with relief from symptoms, pain and stress of [...]

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