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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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How would you feel if you had dementia?

Graphic by Ken Howard Last week I gave a  talk at a dementia conference at Temple Balsall church with Ken Howard. And of course he was the star of the show… Ken talked about his diagnosis and how the experience … Continue reading

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We have lift off – the first of our 16 Dementia Friendly West Kent sessions!

On Wednesday evening, we held the first of our community-based Whose Shoes?® sessions in West Kent. You may remember that a short time ago we held an oversubscribed ‘launch event’, aimed at firing up some interest in the project. Well it certainly worked. The session was … Continue reading

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“Dementia Friends” goes live!

Yesterday saw the launch of the long-awaited dementia-friendly, community initiative: Dementia Friends. It feels refreshing that this national scheme will be led by volunteers – people who know first hand what dementia means – SO much more than just people struggling to … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … Norman Lamb | Minister of State for Care and Support

I started this guest blog series in May to support Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Awareness Week and the government’s Dementia Challenge. Tomorrow is Dementia Awareness Day.  We have gathered over 60 high quality “in my shoes” guest blogs from a very wide range … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … Norman McNamara (4) | Dementia Awareness Day, 15 September 2012

What are YOU doing at 3pm this Saturday? Did you know that this is the date to mark Dementia Awareness Day? 3pm is the specific time to do something special – but this could be as small as talking to … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … Simona Florio | Co-ordinator | The Healthy Living Club

I spotted the work of the Healthy Living Club on Twitter and was intrigued. The club has a bit of everything – effective community development, peer support, reciprocal collaboration with other local organisations… This was just the kind of small project with BIG … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … Kath Horner | Health Improvement Principal | Public Health NHS Sheffield

This photo was taken 80 years ago, almost to the day.  How many of these men had grandchildren – babies, who will now themselves be in their eighties, a significant number perhaps living with dementia? It seems very poignant to … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … Norman McNamara (3) | Silent Voices

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