Dementia-related metaphors matter 

The Conversation recently wrote about dementia metaphors and how the words we use to describe the experience of dementia has a profound effect on the way patients perceive themselves which may effect treatment choices. They write “Some metaphors of dementia include comparisons to zombies or children. We see this when someone refers to the experience of dementia as ‘regressing to childhood’ or as being ‘the walking dead’.” Learn more here. 

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