We are frequently exposed to words and images about dementia through the media. Many of these are positive, it might be information about new research or stories about how people with dementia are advocating for their human rights. However, the media can also portray dementia in a negative way which perpetuating stereotypes about ageing, and incites fear and stigma (Clarke, 2006; Kirkman, 2006).
Think about the images here, what emotions to these evoke for you? Do they frame your perspective of dementia? Do they draw on your values? If you saw the top images on a greeting card- would you laugh? Or do you think these or just harmless fun?
Take a few moments to write your thoughts down and move on to the next topic.