Words Matter: Dementia

Addressing the stigma of dementia starts by having a more person-centered focus. One of the best ways to change our focus is by thinking deeply about the language we use. WORDS MATTER. We must [...]

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 [...]

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,” [...]