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Common Myths Associated with the Condition Known as Dementia
Common Myths Associated with the Condition Known as Dementia
Learning objectives

By the end of this chapter, the reader will be able to:

  • Identify common myths and stereotypes associated with dementia.
  • Critically discuss relevant evidence to dispel common myths and stereotypes relating to people with dementia.
  • Explain the trajectory of dementia from assessment to end of life.
  • Reflect on the implications for practice when working with people living with dementia and their caregivers.
Introduction

Dementia is a misunderstood term associated with a range of myths and stereotypes. This is due to many people not being aware what is meant by the term or why dementia might affect different people in different ways. The purpose of this chapter is to thoughtfully examine some of ...

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