DEEP has published a new guide on the language used to describe dementia. The guide is intended for use by journalists, organisations and communications departments.
These recommendations were written by 20 people with dementia who came together for a day in Liverpool to discuss the words that are used about dementia.
The group felt that development of this guide was important.
Dementia is discussed more regularly now in the media – both on television and in newspapers and magazines. The language we use to talk about dementia influences how people with dementia are viewed and also how they feel about themselves. People with dementia prefer words and descriptions that are accurate, balanced and respectful.
Download the DEEP Guide – Language
Other guides from DEEP can be found on the DEEP guides page
Call to Action
On 20 March 2015, DEEP and the Dementia Action Alliance launched a Call to Action around language and dementia.
Find out more and sign up to support the call to action at the Dementia Action Alliance website