Debunking the myths of dementia


I CRINGE every time I hear the term BPSB (behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia). It is being used so freely and accepted so openly now that it automatically causes us to medicalise and pathologise the expressions of people living with dementia.

In fact, we hold them to a higher emotional standard than we would ourselves. There is an immediate separateness between us and them. The obvious double standard becomes blurred.

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