Round up of “In my shoes” – Dementia Awareness, Week 6

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…

This is a round up of Week 6:

Monday: It’s been quite a week! In my own shoes… (yes, my own!) – Gill Phillips…

Did you know Whose Shoes? is a facilitation tool, helping people make progress with personalisation? On Monday, we took a break from the series to reflect on  and share a few exciting Whose Shoes? developments …

Day 31: In the shoes of…Sheila Merriman | Specialist Intermediate Services Dietitian | Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
Sheila talks about the importance of good nutrition in dementia care and shares some very practical tips about how to fortify diets…

Day 32 In the shoes of…Trevor Adams | Owner | Passionate Dementia Care
Dr Trevor Adams tells us why he wants to ensure that people with dementia have a voice and can exercise choice and control over their daily lives…

  

Day 33:
In the shoes of Katy, an ex-carer (as observed by her close friend)… 

A very powerful (and I suspect, undertold) story, looking at what happened to a dedicated carer… when her parents died and her caring role was no longer required….

Day 34:  In the shoes of Laura Robinson | Policy & Communications Advisor | National Voices
SO important! Laura Robinson stresses the need to put the person in the centre and build integrated care pathways…

The dementia series continues with some more fascinating stories next week. We have contributions lined up involving … reminiscence through sport, a new toolkit to help care homes deliver excellence in dementia care, and simple technology to help older people stay in touch with family members…

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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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