It’s not every day that a non-academic, non-researcher, “nobody” without a whole bunch of letters after her name gets an article published in a professional journal. When it happens to you, well, it’s something to celebrate. At least it is when that you happens to be ME! And especially when the subject matter impacts millions of people who live with dementia around the world.
I’m delighted that the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA) published my editorial Efforts to Reduce Antipsychotic Use in Dementia Care are Starting to Bear Fruit, but a Lot of Work Remains to be Done in its March 2017 issue, not just because it again vindicates and validates everything I have said about my mom being inappropriately sedated with antipsychotic drugs for four years, but because it’s an indication that more members of the medical profession are beginning the see the light.
The link has been shared on twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, generating interest and views around the world including in Australia, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States, and Spain. Yippppeee!
According to Altmetric, the article has a high attention score and is in the top 25% of all research outputs scored by the online tool. More yipppeees! A little street cred goes a long way when you’re a one-woman band marching to a different drummer as the systemic symphony plays a BigPharma tune.
The article may be viewed and downloaded at this link for free until April 15, after which it will be pay per view or via subscription to JAMDA. I invite you to take a look, and thank you for your ongoing support of my work and of MyAlzaheimersStory.com
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