Tag Archives: Alzheimer Disease

Dealing *urgently* with urgent care for older people…

I have always loved writing stories and making connections. When I was about six or seven, I used to nag people to give me a set of random words and then enjoyed weaving them all together in one story. I … Continue reading

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In the shoes of Mel Pickup… | CEO, Warrington and Halton NHS Foundation Trust

In May 2012, I thought it would be a good idea to collect and publish some ‘in my shoes’ guest blogs for Dementia Awareness Week. I started it with my own story and then collected all sorts of stories from other people. Like … Continue reading

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In the shoes of…Sheila Merriman | Specialist Intermediate Services Dietitian | Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

I was delighted when Sheila Merriman agreed to write a guest blog for our series, looking at dementia from different perspectives, as nutrition is such an important part of dementia care. We hear a lot about obesity in the media whereas malnutrition is … Continue reading

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

A break from the dementia series today just to reflect on and share a few exciting developments over the last few days… Firstly, my  thanks to Martin Routledge. I really enjoyed the personalisation party up in Manchester. Such a good … Continue reading

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In the shoes of Karen… supporting both of my parents with dementia…

We are now in the middle of Carers’ Week. As we continue this “In my shoes” series, looking at dementia from different perspectives, I would like to re-post this powerful guest blog from “Karen”, describing her life looking after both … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… “Ermintrude2” | Social Worker | Mental Health team

For Day 8  of our series of ‘walk in my shoes’ blogposts, looking at dementia from different perspectives, I am delighted to introduce the perspective of a dedicated social worker. “Ermintrude2” is well known to the Twitter world and a much … Continue reading

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

Judging by the level of activity on Twitter, Dementia Awareness Week has been a great success! We hear so much about the “demographic timebomb” of dementia that it has been really heartening to learn of so much good practice and … Continue reading

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Experts by experience. Learning about dementia from… the EDUCATErs

This weekend brings an end to ‘Dementia Awareness Week’ and a very interesting week it has been too. I have been hosting a series of ‘in my shoes’ guest blogposts, looking at dementia from different perspectives. There have been some … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… Dr Karim Saad | Regional Clinical Lead for Dementia | NHS West Midlands

NEW BBC VIDEO: Nov 2012 For Day 4  of our series of ‘walk in my shoes’ blogposts, looking at dementia from different perspectives, I am delighted to welcome Dr Karim Saad, one of my Twitter pals (@KarimS3D) and an advisor in dementia healthcare globally. … Continue reading

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Dementia Awareness week….walking in my shoes…

Have you ever wondered what it is like to walk in the shoes of someone with dementia? Or to be their husband or wife, struggling to understand how the person they have shared their whole life with is drifting into … Continue reading

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