Dementia Words Matter
A Call to Action from people living with dementia led jointly by DEEP & the Dementia Action Alliance was launched on 20th March. “Dementia Words Matter” is a DEEP Guide, written by people with dementia, that sets out the words and descriptions of dementia that we would prefer are avoided.
We recognise that some quite dramatic words and descriptions can be justifiable when used to create a good story and a sense of urgency. On these occasions we hope that evocative language is used thoughtfully and with consideration.