Where Did You Go? Film, Documentary and Campaign on Dementia

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Creating life with words: Inspiration, love and truth

Whether you have had contact with Dementia or not, in front of you is the chance to be involved in making a difference. Together.

The most exciting part about this project for me, and the main reason why I agreed to become involved, is the one hour documentary is going to explore and share the other side of dementia… the fact that so many people diagnosed with dementia can and do live well. The reality  of dementia has two sides, and to date, it is only ever the darker side of dementia that is in film or other media. This project is to change that. Please share this campaign with others, and if you are able to reach into your own pocket, your donation may be tax deductible (check your own country taxation rules). Please help us reach our goal to be able to go forward with the project…

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Dementia in the acute setting

Kate Swaffer shines a light on despicable treatment provided to a man with Alzheimer’s disease at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. One can only hope that this practice is not the norm.

Creating life with words: Inspiration, love and truth

shackled patientSadly, I have yet another horror story of our acute sector in Australia, and their mistreatment of people with dementia. Obviously I had hoped the experiences I wrote of three years ago had not continued, and that care for this very marginalised group might have improved.

But alas, it seems not. When I wrote about this appalling treatment three years ago, I did not name and shame. I am not being that “restrained” this time…

A friend’s father who had Alzheimer’s Disease died in September as an inpatient of one of our main public hospitals, the Royal Adelaide Hospital, and sadly spent the last two weeks of his life starving himself to death, simply because the staff refused to allow him to go home to die, and had talked his family into leaving him into hospital, using the “but it is in the best interests of your father/husband” standard cop-out…

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