Round up of “In my shoes” – Dementia Awareness, Week 5: Carers’ Week special

Recently we started, as part of Dementia Awareness Week, a series of “in my shoes” guest blogposts, looking at dementia from different perspectives. The series has proved very popular, so we have continued to post individual stories, building the “big picture” of what dementia really means and what needs to improve. Thank you to everyone who has been re-tweeting and commenting on Twitter. Please post comments on the blog too! We have had another set of excellent contributions this week. As 18-22 June was Carers’ Week,  we have concentrated on carers’stories and initiatives to support carers…

This is a round up of Week 5:

Day 25: In the shoes of…Anne Deas | Dementia Information Service Co-ordinator for Warwickshire Anne Deas tells us about a small team who provide vital support to carers in Warwickshire, from an emotional level right up to benefits advice and practical help …

Day 26: In the shoes of…”Tina”. Dear Mum, reflecting on our 20 year journey of living with Korsakoff’s…
Tina” writes a very moving letter to her Mum “Pat” reflecting on their long journey together since Pat was diagnosed with Korsakoff”s.

Day 27 In the shoes of Karen… supporting both of my parents with dementia… Powerful guest blog from “Karen”, describing her life looking after both parents with dementia.  This post was written shortly before Karen’s father’s recent death. Karen tweets as ‘DazeinourLives’

Day 28: In the shoes of… Dorothy Hall, navigating care in unhelpful circumstances!  A funny, and very confusing story : Dorothy Hall shares the practicalities of navigating care systems and hospital appointments… in Belgium. Now, where did we leave that car….

Day 29: In the shoes of…Tommy Whitelaw | Son, Carer, Dementia Awareness Campaigner A “must read” report about “Tommy on Tour” – Tommy Whitelaw’s on-going campaign to raise awareness of dementia and the needs of carers in Scotland… and beyond!

The dementia series continues with some more fascinating stories next week. We have contributions lined up involving … a nutritionist; a powerful story of  a carer and what happened after her parents died; and an eloquent advocate for integrated care…

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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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