Language shapes ideas, perceptions, and beliefs. “People first” language emphasizes the person, not the disability.
Telling someone about the death of a friend or a loved one is never easy and is even more challenging when the person to be notified has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.
Unfortunately, elder abuse and neglect are all too common problems for thousands of older American adults. Abuse can take place at home or in facilities and in different forms.