We are now at the end of Week 10 of this “in my shoes” series of guest blogs, looking at dementia from different perspectives… recovering from the Olympics, and looking forward to the Paralympics, the blog itself is turning into a bit of a marathon. 🙂
A challenging time indeed for #dementiachallengers, our passionate Twitter band, as @carer33’s husband / @nursemaiden’s Dad has been turned down for Continuing Health Care funding. I found this depressing and wish them luck with their struggle, remembering all too well our own distressing experience of CHC. Although we came out financially on the right side of it, I felt as bruised and battered by the whole process as they do now and it is very sad that things seem to be much the same.
Anyway, I digress. I set out to do a round-up of the great guest blogs we have had this week.
Here is a round up of Week 10:
Andrew Cozens, Chair of Carers Trust, makes a powerful analogy comparing the amazing feats of recent weeks with the tortuous journey carers face as they try to to navigate the maze of social care and health…
My photo-blog of Brandon Nature Reserve. Activity and fresh air. Throw in some wonderful sights and colours… Why should older people be stuck indoors looking at four walls…? (… and I have updated the photos as we went back again this weekend 🙂
Our second blogpost by Norrms. A distressing story; Norrms tells us a little about the progression of his dementia and how he feels about it…
SPREAD THE WORD! We are again taking a one week break from the daily posts in the dementia series to consolidate the work done so far and get “better value” from the time invested by our excellent guest bloggers.
We are asking people to share their favourite stories through social media and their networks. Please post comments on the blog too!
Also…there are some wonderful quotes in the series. We will be tweeting some of them – perhaps you would like to do the same.
The dementia series continues with more fascinating stories next week. We have new contributions lined up including … personalisation in care homes and an important reflection about safeguarding…