There is a common tendency to address these challenges with simple or complicated solutions more befitting of the inanimate. We believe the best solutions, while ever-changing, will come from the community itself, and each community is different.
Through reducing the negative, shameful and dishonoring messages so commonly spread via stigma, we can offer instead more viable pollination which hopefully will mature into fruits of dignity.
The Eden Alternative and LindenGrove are partners on a grant proposal to fund Dementia Beyond Drugs training based on Dr. G. Allen Power’s award winning book.
A recent article in McKnight’s Long Term Care magazine highlights a study that concludes it is safe in most cases to eliminate antipsychotic drugs.
Leaders who just pay lip service to creating a participatory ethos find out very quickly that they are building their culture change journey on quick sand.
We are excited to see the impact that this training will have over the coming months on psychotropic drug usage and quality of life for people living with dementia and their care partners in Tennessee. We hope that we can then use this CMP grant-funde…
As a society, we love our programs. Move around in any professional sub-culture and you will hear the word “program” thrown about repeatedly. We love methodically following their pre-determined steps and adding them to a list of other programs that we are already implementing. I have been to meetings and professional events where lists of […]
Last week, the first of three multi-day events took place in Nashville, TN, focusing on the reduction of anti-psychotic drugs (see Chris Perna’s recent post for the details). This collaboration between The Eden Alternative and the Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Health Care Facilities has the potential to make an important impact in Tennessee, […]