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“Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans” – my tribute to my dear friend Lindsay

I chose this title, taken from the song ‘Beautiful Boy’,  because I remember vividly how completely gutted I was when John Lennon died. I remember the stuffy senior manager at work who thought I was on another planet. It just … Continue reading

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How are you supposed to feel?

How are you supposed to feel When your best friend dies Of cancer. I don’t know how to feel It doesn’t feel real Empty inside I cannot hide The pain. Never again will we laugh and chat About this and … Continue reading

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In the shoes of…Simon Foster | Director | Equip 4 Change and Co-creator of Care Fit for VIPs

We hear many negative stories about care homes, so it is geat to be able to share some more really good practice in dementia care. What makes a care home ‘Fit for VIPS?’ This is a subject very close to … Continue reading

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In the shoes of Stuart Arnott | Founder | Mindings

It is amazing how many people regularly share the minutiae of their lives, via Twitter, Facebook etc, with fairly casual acquaintances and yet they cannot share family photos and messages with elderly parents who would really appreciate them. Building on … Continue reading

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