Category Archives: mental health

Whose Shoes? – Maternity. Passing the #MatExp baton … to Lewisham!

Our baby is growing! Since its conception back in June, the Whose Shoes? #MatExp project is finding its feet and even kicking a bit. In a good way, of course! We are also posting information about this project – and … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… | Gill’s Mum. A little common sense and compassion go a long way.

Mum’s life has been turned upside down recently. Like Geoff, in this story, she has suddenly lost a lot of independence. Until a couple of months ago, she was living on her own, catching the bus into town most days … Continue reading

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A simple formula with powerful consequences – by Zoe Harris

Originally posted on Personal reflections on health, social care and housing:
I was honoured to be asked to facilitate one of the events being run by Age UK and Age Concern recently to promote dementia friendly communities in West Kent. This series of 16…

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In the (exceptionally purple) shoes of… Alison Cameron, #boatrocker extraordinaire!

Regular readers of my blog series and followers on Twitter will know the name of Alison Cameron and share my huge admiration for her. In July 2013, I published in two parts her powerful, moving and indeed unforgettable story: Part … Continue reading

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How would you feel if you had dementia?

Graphic by Ken Howard Last week I gave a  talk at a dementia conference at Temple Balsall church with Ken Howard. And of course he was the star of the show… Ken talked about his diagnosis and how the experience … Continue reading

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Zut alors! I’m off to Paris this week. Please come too! :)

I would never have thought to submit an abstract for the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Paris 2014. But Helen Bevan, very kindly tweeted to suggest that I did! @WhoseShoes You should consider submitting a proposal for … Continue reading

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1300 carers come together… because people care

Last week, I had the huge privilege of attending the ‘Concert for Caring – a celebration of carers and caring’ in Glasgow. I must admit Mr #WhoseShoes raised his eyebrows when I announced that I was going over 300 miles … Continue reading

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In the shoes of Rachel Mortimer… | Founder, EngAGE and Create

Today an “in my shoes” guest blog from a young woman, full of passion to improve lives of people living with dementia. Rachel Mortimer is the founder of EngAGE and Create and here she shares her experience of attending her … Continue reading

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In the shoes of a Dementia Congress delegate seeking clarity …

The purpose of our “In my shoes” series, and indeed the whole Whose Shoes?® concept,  is to provide a diverse mix of viewpoints in order to encourage real conversations about things that really matter. The blog series gives people a … Continue reading

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In the shoes of Dr Martin Brunet… | GP and GP trainer, Binscombe Medical Centre, Surrey

Last week I had the pleasure and privilege of attending the 8th Annual UK Dementia Congress, held in Nottingham. I was running a bit late but determined to get there in time to hear the debate. It was an issue … Continue reading

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