Dementia is a disease that affects cognitive abilities, memory, and behaviour, but it does not diminish a person’s inherent worth, value, or dignity.
It’s important to recognize that individuals living with dementia are still human beings with unique personalities, emotions, and life experiences.
Unfortunately, negative attitudes, stereotypes, and stigmas associated with dementia can lead to discrimination, isolation, and a loss of dignity for those living with the disease. It’s important to challenge these attitudes and promote a more positive and compassionate.
Katherine Harriet are passionate about helping to promote the dignity and well-being of individuals with dementia by treating them with respect, empathy, and understanding.
This includes listening to them, engaging them in conversation, and acknowledging their feelings and emotions. It also involves providing them with opportunities to maintain their independence and engage in activities that bring them joy and fulfilment.
By focusing on the person behind dementia and treating them with dignity and respect, we can help to ensure that they continue to feel valued and supported, even as they cope with the challenges of the disease.