There’s a new blog out there that’s worth following: http://alt-alzheimers.com. Thanks to Emi Kiyota for pointing me to it. The purpose of the blog is to challenge the dominant view of dementia in our society.
This blog has a varied and interesting cast of contributors, including: Jess Ballinger, a scientist and historian; Peter Whitehouse, a Case Western neurologist who has recently challenged the biomedical paradigm with his book “The Myth of Alzheimer’s”, co-written with Danny George a medical anthropologist; Mona Johnson, a former telecom analyst and care partner for her late father; Dr. Richard Taylor, a noted writer and lecturer who has chronicled his own experiences with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and Don Moyer, who’s a little bit of everything.
This group heads a site devoted to hearing opinions and theories that step outside the box we have created for this symptom complex. They don’t all follow one philosophy and they welcome all perspectives.
This is a great idea. Only by letting people interact in a forum without “rules” can we hope to continue to re-define the very human experiences that comprise the landscape of “dementia”.
Check it out!
— Al Power