Kate Swaffer urges that research should not only focus on cure but also should examine care

This was my ‘pledge’ for #globaldementia It reflects Kate Swaffer talking about people with dementia and caregivers being ‘equal partners’. I couldn’t agree more. This is my enhanced version of ‘no decision about us without us’. It’s my way of saying “do not inadvertently create division” by making people with dementia seem like targets of […]

Dementia friendly communities: corporates not behaving badly, or clever marketing?

There is of course an element of both. “Dementia friendly communities” could be an example of corporates not behaving badly, to create a competitive advantage for themselves; or it could be quite nifty marketing. Corporates not behaving badly, officially known as “corporate social responsibility” is a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. […]

Dementia friendly communities: how creating shared value became so important in English policy

There is a strong sense from the National Dementia Strategy (2009) of the need for individuals living well with dementia to be part of a wider network which creates higher shared value.┬áThe establishment and maintenance of such networks will provide direct local peer support for people with dementia and their carers. It will also enable […]