Any adults for “day” care? #DAM2015 Day 15

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It is Day 15 of Dementia Awareness Month 2015, and I feel that it is time we talked about the use of the term “Day” care or “Day” respite. Yes, I know it refers to an adult service, that does not include accommodation overnight, hence the rationale to use these terms, but as far as adults feeling like they are an appropriate place to go, is a totally different bucket of fish! But the picture to the left, of a day care centre for children, is the first image that springs to mind, for most of us.

For some time now, I have been in conversations with others living with dementia discussing whether the use of “day” care/respite is appropriate for adults requiring support. Most of us have said, we will refuse to go if it is called “day care” as that is the place we took our…

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