Round up of “In my shoes” – Dementia Awareness, Week 3

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

This is a round up of Week 3:

Day 14: In the shoes of…Wendy Maxwell | Chill 4 Us Carers

 At the start of the double Bank Holiday for the Queen’s Diamond jubilee, we featured Chill 4 Us Carers. The job of family carers continues 24/7 and this  internet resource provides them with round-the-clock support …

Day 15: In the shoes of…Marianne Talbot | Author of “Keeping Mum: Caring for Someone with Dementia”

 Marianne’s late mother had Alzheimer’s.  This extract from Marianne’s book, full of love, exasperation, humour and poignancy, gives us a feel for their shared lives…

Day 16: In the shoes of…Amanda Waring | Filmmaker and inspirational campaigner for compassion in care
Amanda Waring talks about why she became a campaigner – her desperation came at witnessing the inhumane care of her late mother, the actress Dame Dorothy Tutin …

Day 17: In the shoes of…a very special carer| Fantastic, imaginative ways of keeping communication channels open
A  friend of mine, who has chosen to remain anonymous, shares her moving story. We share her trials and tribulations as a family carer…

Day 18: In the shoes of…Philippa Hare | Programme Manager | Dementia Without Walls

What would it be like to live in a dementia-friendly city?
Programme Manager Philippa Hare  explains this ground-breaking project in York.

The series continues with some more fascinating stories next week. Tomorrow we feature a plucky woman who, when sheered at by professionals when she was “just” a support worker… decided to qualify as a social worker!

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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. http://nutshellcomms.co.uk
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