How It Works
The Dementia Dictionary works through collaboration between Dementia Interpreters around the world, sharing experiences and knowledge to translate the 'Language of Dementia' so that we can once again form successful conversations with people who have had a diagnosis of dementia.
Witness a behaviour, action, noise, emotion or situation
Request a translation through the interpreter forum
Interpreters discuss and define a translation
The defined translation gets added to the dictionary
“A diagnosis of dementia is probably one of the most traumatic experiences that an individual or family can go through. To benefit the 54 million people around the world with a diagnosis of dementia, we are proud to bring you the global Dementia Interpreters network and Dementia Dictionary. Together we will share hands on experiences that potentially will re-connect people as their ability to speak verbally diminishes. Learning the 'Language of Dementia' may be the most important skill we can master and sharing it with the world, may just change the dementia landscape forever.”
Ready to help the fight against Dementia?
We need you to get involved and help us improve the understanding of dementia and learn the 'Language of dementia'. We need you to ask questions of the Dementia Interpreters about anything you do not understand regarding behaviours, actions, noises, body languages or even situations. The global Interpreters forum will then discuss, translate and these will then be published in the Dementia Dictionary. Best part......It's free to ask.