Tag Archives: care home

In the shoes of … | Gill’s Mum: “Sunk without trace”

When I called in to see Mum, I found her busy; busy trying to sort out her handwritten blog. Cutting and pasting it the old way – by rewriting bits. It is lovely to see Mum starting to write regularly … 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 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 Karen… supporting both of my parents with dementia…

Last week there was a wonderful live discussion on the topic of dementia, hosted by Jessica Fuhl, on the Guardian Social Care network.  It is a subject very close to my heart, particularly having experienced both  of  my parents-in-law dying as … Continue reading

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