The Power of Words from Joseph Rowntree Foundation on Vimeo.

Language Guidelines on Dementia Terminology: the Hidden Influence and Power of Words (Alzheimer’s Australia / Australian Journal of Dementia Care / JRF) via | Dementia and Elderly Care News.


Suggested language guidelines have been produced in Australia, to encourage a more inclusive and non-stigmatising use of words when talking and writing about dementia. This guidance will be particularly of interest for health professionals, service providers and others working in the field when talking to / about people diagnosed with dementia (and their families / carers). It may also, in the broader context of social change towards the development of more dementia-friendly communities and dementia-friendly discourse generally, influence researchers, writers and commentators in the media.

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Dementia language guidelines. Australia: Alzheimer’s Australia, September 30th 2014.

Other dementia-friendly resources, possibly also of interest, from Alzheimer’s Australia:

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