Round up of “In my shoes” – Dementia Awareness, Week 2

Last week, as part of Dementia Awareness Week, we started a series of “in my shoes” guest blogposts, looking at dementia from different perspectives. Although the “awareness week” has now officially ended, the need to raise awareness remains urgent. The series has proved very popular, so we have continued to post individual stories. We are delighted by the wide range of excellent contributions we have received…

This is a round up of Week 2:

Day 8: In the shoes of… “Ermintrude2″ | Social Worker | Mental Health team

‘@Ermintrude2’ (as known on Twitter) , shares her perspective as a dedicated social worker working to give people a voice and particularly championing the cause of the most vulnerable…

Day 9: In the shoes of… Dorothy Hall | Independent Social Worker – caring for someone abroad

Dorothy Hall spotted the early signs of dementia in her mother-in and tried to navigate the care system in Belgium…

Day 10: In the shoes of…Chris Moon-Willems | Author and Founder of ‘Relative Matters’

Chris shares her insightful family story, describing vividly how Alzheimer’s can affect the same person very differently on different days…

Day 11:  In the shoes of… Helen Bate | Managing Director | Pictures to Share

Helen talks about how sharing picture books and other meaningful activities can improve quality of life for people with dementia and help trigger memories…

Day 12: In the shoes of…Angie Carter | Assistive Technology specialist

Angie explains how appropriate use of assistive technolgy can help people with dementia maintain independence…

Day 13: Whose Shoes? EXTREME – the story from all perspectives! The three little pigs!

A Jubilee break from the series for a fun video, coutesy of the Guardian, explaining the Whose Shoes? concept. Looking at issues from different perspectives in order to discover the whole story…


About Gill Phillips - Whose Shoes?

Passionate about personalisation in health & social care. Creator of Whose Shoes? - an imaginative approach to helping people work together to improve lives.
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