& CARE PROVIDERS
The Flipping Stigma on its Ear Toolkit
was developed by an Action Group of people with dementia to address the stigma and discrimination that so frequently accompanies a diagnosis of dementia.
We invite you to explore the toolkit and consider your own interactions with people with dementia. Whether you are a family member, caregiver, health care professional or member of the community, we hope that you learn from the words of those with lived experience. We anticipate that hearing their voices will be insightful and influence your future interactions with those who live with dementia.
HERE ARE SOME QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER AS YOU NAVIGATE THROUGH THE TOOLKIT:
Are there ways that I have made people with dementia feel incapable?
Can I think of a time when I may have spoken on behalf of someone with dementia without first checking with them to ensure that this was okay?
Have I ever assumed that someone with dementia is not capable of doing something just because I know they have a diagnosis?
What are ways that I can communicate respect and dignity when I am with someone with dementia?