Alzheimer’s Australia Language Guidelines

The following is a more comprehensive version of the Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Language Guidelines 2014. I have uploaded it as a pdf Alzheimer’s Australia full language guidelines 2014 and included each page as an image below. I feel like people with dementia have worked hard to be heard, Alzheimer’s Australia have really listened, and together we hope to bring about changes to the language being used when referring to people with dementia, ensuring it is respectful and non offensive to the majority, even though there will always be some who feel differently. Collectively and collaboratively, I hope we can impact positive global change in the health care sector, service providers, governments, the community, the media and in research so that no longer will people be labelled as things like ‘aggressives’ or ‘wanderers’.

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