There’s a conversation starting to happen that is long overdue. There was a NYT’s article over the weekend with the hook – “why not chocolate on the med cart for people with Alzheimer’s??” – which of course, those of us in the field have been saying YES! to for years… This in conjunction with the passage of the NAPA bill – and we are starting to see more serious conversation about supporting CARE techniques that are much more effective in treating dementia than the medications at this point.
And now the NYT’s caregiving blog is looking for responses on how people think we should direct the funds for caregiving support and research dollars.
We should let them know about meaningful, creative and educational programming. About the incredible work in other countries to lessen stigma (rather than simply scare people to death and increase stigma). There is SO much to let them know about…Please do!