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“Nothing’s gonna stop us now” #dementiachallengers

So, Dementia Awareness Week is over. Hmm, we’ll see about that! It feels a very exciting time as we move into Year 2 of #dementiachallengers, a spontaneous collaboration between passionate people who not only want things to be different for people … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… Barbara Hodkinson | Founder of the Butterfly Scheme – Part 2

This is the final blog in our daily #talkdementia blogathon this week, as a ‘special’ to mark Dementia Awareness Week. I am proud to say, however, that #dementiachallengers raise awareness of dementia all year round, so we do not really … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… Toby Williamson | Head of Development & Later Life | Mental Health Foundation

I was delighted to meet Toby Willimson at the recent Dementia Congress in Brighton. He unsuspectingly sat down next to me at the Awards dinner and we got chatting… as you do. And, as soon as he turned out to … Continue reading

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“Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

My blog is usually about social care and health. Often about dementia. Always an opportunity for reflection. In a recent post I wrote an ‘A-Z list of reflections’ from the Dementia Congress in Brighton. R is for “Reflection – as an … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … Ming Ho | Writer and family carer

It was a great  pleasure to meet Ming Ho, a family carer and talented writer, and so many other fab #dementiachallengers at the recent Dementia Congress, Brighton. Ming and I soon got chatting and found we had plenty of things in … Continue reading

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An amazing story! The Healthy Living Club. Inclusive, enabling and fun!

I love stories. I love the way they can capture good practice and inspire others.     And what a story this is… I honestly can’t remember what it was that first grabbed my imagination about the Healthy Living Club. A few … Continue reading

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Changing the world of dementia – one tweet at a time

The blog has been quiet for a while. Quiet is often good – especially when amazing things are happening behind the scenes! The last week has been exciting. The passionate gang of people who have written guest blogs in this series … Continue reading

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