Dementia: Myths-vs-Realities Blog Series
To coincide with World Alzheimer’s month, September 2020, please see links below to my five part blog series at PESI UK which attempts to bust some long held myths about dementia.
PESI, formerly Psychotherpy Excellence, is the largest hub for training and CPD for psychotherapists in Europe.
#1 Purposeful Engagement
MYTH: People living with a dementia don’t know what counselling is or how to engage with it.
#2 Making Sense of Self
MYTH: People living with a dementia can no longer communicate with us and we can no longer communicate with them.
#3 Counselling younger people
MYTH: Dementia only affects older adults.
#4 Sex, Intimacy and Relationships
MYTH: Sex, intimacy and relationships aren’t relevant when counselling people with a dementia
#5 The Carer’s Experience: Who Cares?
MYTH: People with dementia are always ‘loved ones’, and their carers are usually their husbands, wives or adult children.
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Read the review by Anna C. Park on Mycarematters
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