Dementia is an odd disease. It initially appears as strange behaviours that are unfamiliar to the person and their family. Dementia shows up as different ways of remembering things and sequencing events and people and so on.
Learning and sharing knowledge, growing in our understanding, adding perspectives and even changing our minds takes courage, persistence and an ability to cultivate a curious mind, stand back and be open to listening.
Dr. Bill Thomas is a person I’d love to share dinner with. His message motivates me to be a better administrator. His knowledge, courage, global perspectives and activism, wrapped in a great sense of humour, help me to apprentice myself within a new dimension where healthcare seeks humanity.
As a not for profit organization who is less about profit and more about providing care and provoking thoughts, ‘waking up and smelling the ensure’ is a tongue in cheek comment (not mine) that allows us to consider the merit of studies that support the notion that people who have negative attitudes about aging…