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Leadership! Breaking down barriers. Engaging people. Building capacity.

There is a lot of talk about leadership. Leadership is important. Everyone should be able to work in a respectful, inclusive & safe environment. Those in senior positions should lead by example. — Kay Sheldon (@KayFSheldon) May 29, 2013 Leadership … Continue reading

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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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Dancing is good for people – including people with dementia!

I was excited to read this tweet from Dr Karim Saad recently. Dr Saad is a strong advocate of, and very successful in, reducing the use of anti-psychotic drugs for people living with dementia. Care homes urged to run dance … Continue reading

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For the avoidance of doubt. My Mum is NOT up for adoption…

Last week we had some fun on Twitter. As we do… A lot of people love my 91 year old Mum’s down to earth guest blogs. "@WhoseShoes: In the shoes of Gill’s Mum’s…| Good Friday is not so good… http://t.co/CVV4fabnG9" … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … Neil Mapes | Director | Dementia Adventure CIC

Happy New Year everybody. #DementiaChallengers are on a roll for 2013, determined to speed up the pace of positive change for people living with dementia and their carers and improve quality of life. And what a refreshing start to the … 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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YESSS!!!!!!!!!!

I think Simona Florio, the wonderful co-ordinator of the Healthy Living Club in Lambeth, was teasing when she announced to the world early yesterday that life would now be easier for everyone at the club… How many others, like me, were … Continue reading

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Twitter – A cool way of keeping in touch with customers…

@WhoseShoes @edcouncil that’s great news- remember if you need the services of a good facilitator…….;o) — ashleigh niven (@AshleighNiven) 5 days ago I wish all Whose Shoes? customers were on Twitter…. 🙂 I ask people to keep in touch and … 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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