CHOOSING TO SPEAK OUT

Sometimes the choice will be to say nothing. Remember there are no absolute right or wrong options.

 

Sometimes speaking out does not need to be explicitly saying something. You can respond to stigma with your actions, such as wearing a lanyard to self-identify as a person living with dementia .

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To hear about the value of wearing a lanyard to self-identify as a person living with dementia, and as a way of opening up a space for conversation with others.

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If considering to SPEAK OUT you may want to ask yourself: 

Is this a teachable moment?

What will you gain by saying something?

What might you lose by saying something?

Sometimes having conversations with people can be challenging. It can be useful to explain your needs. 

To hear some examples

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There are some situations where people felt it would be particularly helpful to say something. For example, it can be useful to challenge health care professionals.

 

To hear about suggestions for dealing with your physician

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