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DEEP Guidelines on language about dementia: Dementia words matter

Read this DEEP Words Matter language guide to learn about the recommendations that a group of people living with dementia have made about how language should be used when referring to the condition.

The guide also contains several useful resources, which we encourage you to explore should you wish to look into this topic in greater detail.

This guide makes some useful and thought-provoking recommendations; but each dementia experience is as different as the next one and so each individual living with a diagnosis will have different views and preferences. If you live with dementia yourself, what recommendations would you be happy to share? If you help to care for somebody with dementia, or are family member or a friend, what do you recommend? Please share your thoughts in the comments.

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Dementia and the Arts: Sharing Practice, Developing Understanding and Enhancing Lives

UCL (University College London)