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In my own shoes – Gill’s random thoughts on turning 60. #Gill60

I had all sorts of ideas about how I might mark my 60th birthday in terms of social media. I loved #60yearsoflearning by @ShirleyAyres; I loved @AnnieCoops’ photos over the years to mark her 50th; I loved the wonderful film that … Continue reading

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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 … | 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 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 … | Florence Wilcock, Divisional Director Specialist Services & Obstetrician, Kingston Hospital FT

Last week I wrote a blog about how we have built the #MatExp project to improve maternity experience and the campaign was launched on the NHS Change Day site.  Our constantly evolving MatExp story has since been published in NHS … Continue reading

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In my own (beach) shoes… at the Dementia Congress, Brighton

“The UK Dementia Congress is the largest annual multi‐disciplinary dementia‐focused event and exhibition in the UK” The largest event is a quantitative measure. But for many of us the Dementia Congress is also a wonderful gathering of friends and new friends – people coming together fired by a common purpose. It was lovely to see … Continue reading

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Commissioning for Dementia Care – Getting it Right

First of all, huge thanks to Ken Howard! How good is this?! This amazing picture was created by Ken Howard, who is living with dementia. We are working together to blast dementia stereotypes out of the water! Dementia Skills Network … 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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Whose Shoes? – Are you serious about transformation in health and social care?

I promised to tell you a bit more about our Whose Shoes? extravaganza here in Coventry on 2 August. First of all I would like to apologise to anyone who would have liked to come and wondered why they didn’t … Continue reading

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“No more throw away people”

Well, it has been quite a week. And it is only Thursday morning 😉 On Monday, I had a long conversation with someone living with young onset dementia. It is amazing how living with a terminal illness sharpens the issues. I … Continue reading

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