Have read early pre-view for first 3 chapters of Jarem’s thought-ful book “Dancing with Elephants: Mindfulness Training For Those Living With Dementia, Chronic Illness or an Aging Brain”. Tru here. I just pre-ordered book thru Amazon because Jarem has offered FANTASTIC bargain; “Great Mindfulness Package to anyone who buys the book and emails him (firstname.lastname@example.org) a […]
I still think term ‘sufferer’ gives teaching opportunity to say; “Did you realize this term has such a wide variety of usage meaning that it is currently polarizing the PWD and ‘care’ sector?”
Hoping to clarify my blog from earlier this week, and maybe eliminate some misunderstandings. … In order for the “suffer” vocabulary change to succeed in goals, I think we need to come up with some method of communicating what people are seeing now as the “small print” — the details which are sometimes un-written … but creating huge mis-understandings.
I have been admonished by more than one person; told that it is inappropriate for me to use the term “suffering” in connection with my dementia symptoms … but … Each of us SHOULD be allowed to describe our dementia symptom experiences, and describe them without fear of reprisal for the sake of political-correctness.