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Dementia metaphors help describe the condition, but can also perpetuate stigma and hinder treatment

By Jasmine Mah, MD (Internal Medicine Resident) & PhD candidate (Focus on Geriatrics), Dalhousie University
Kaitlin Sibbald, PhD in Health Candidate, Dalhousie University
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Because they help to create a shared understanding, metaphors can play a critical role in navigating the gap between the knowledge patients and health-care providers bring.The Conversation


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