When a person’s network of family, friends, doctors, neighbors, and local community members better understand dementia and its symptoms, it can significantly and positively impact everyday life for them.
“Dementia is the greatest shame of modern medicine; not because there have been no significant advances in treatment, but because – from restraints, to locked units, to the use of inappropriate antipsychotics, to electroconvulsive therapy – we have lost our recognition of the humanity of those living with dementia. And there are few signs that we are making much headway.”
~ G. Allen Power, MD
Click here for Dr. Power’s blogpost Electroconvulsive Therapy for Dementia and the Dangers of the Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia Mindset.