I came across his blogs online. He basically is for restructuring our memory care and nursing homes. He says we need to do away with labels such as...they are an exiter, wanderer, pacer, and difficult. Our loved ones have been free their whole lives to do and go wherever they please. Then we lock them on a floor and in a room. If they decide to explore and get mad of why they can’t go, we then punish them and shut them up with drugs, which make them more confined. He is challenging care givers and facilities to come up with new ways. Also, he talks about different studies of how antipsychotics shouldn’t be given to those who have dementia. I ordered his books to see what other ways he’s come up with helping. I’ve been watching Teepa Snow as well. It’s rather hopeful that both are talking about new ways to handle dementia besides drugging them up. However, Powers does state different circumstances that call for antipsychotics.
What are your thoughts?