Dementia, Death, and Dying

Tru here. Joseph Curl’s editorial in Washington Times of Sunday, July 20, 2014 is titled, “The politics of death and dying” and discusses the issue of dementia. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/20/curl-the-politics-of-death-and-dying/#comment-1513965074. My response, posted July 30, 2014, is below: Like many other dementia patients (those of us still able to read and write), I am offended by the […]

Service User

Tru here. Discussion of terminology for care is a hot-topic all the way around. These are my personal thoughts regarding the term “service user”: In my experience the problem is not the impersonal nature of the term “service user”, but rather the consuming nature of the term. We are the “user”, “consumer”, etc. Our care […]