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A little bit of magic in Scotland … and planning the ‘hairy biker’ tour :-)

Ken Howard and I had been planning our trip to Scotland for a long time. Originally we were thrilled because our abstract was accepted as part of the popular ‘Involving people living with dementia’ session at the 23rd European Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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The ‘day centre people’ decide to party … at night! #dementiachallengers

#Dementiachallengers are breaking down stereotypes around dementia and challenging a few assumptions and a bit of stigma along the way. BIG shout out 4 @kenhowarduk. Breaking down #dementia stereotypes. #youngdementia2014 @dementiascot @SandraSpringett pic.twitter.com/V1GMb9nvmv — Gill Phillips (@WhoseShoes) September 30, 2014 … Continue reading

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Co-producing inclusive, vibrant #dementiachallengers events in Scotland

Well the invisible hordes are coming out of the shadows and becoming real people… very supportive, creative passionate people. And they are bringing their own ‘invisible hordes’ in their wake… I would like to include here a lovely film made … Continue reading

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Let’s harness the power of “invisible hordes” – together we can build a better future!

About a year ago, Helen Bevan compared me to Lois Weisburg. @WhoseShoes Gill, I think you're the Lois Weisburg of Coventry. You are an extraordinary connector of people http://t.co/3oFNJufHYt — Helen Bevan (@helenbevan) August 11, 2013 @WhoseShoes I meant it … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… | Gill’s Mum. A little common sense and compassion go a long way.

Mum’s life has been turned upside down recently. Like Geoff, in this story, she has suddenly lost a lot of independence. Until a couple of months ago, she was living on her own, catching the bus into town most days … Continue reading

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A simple formula with powerful consequences – by Zoe Harris

Originally posted on Personal reflections on health, social care and housing:
I was honoured to be asked to facilitate one of the events being run by Age UK and Age Concern recently to promote dementia friendly communities in West Kent. This series of 16…

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Our NHS ChangeDay campaign is gathering pace…

It has been a good week, @kenhowarduk. People are listening! @SamanthaJNHS @helenbevan #dementia14 #NHSChangeDay 💜 pic.twitter.com/8ESUY2Xkpm — Gill Phillips (@WhoseShoes) July 5, 2014 Exciting 2 days ahead. Working w fab @KenHowarduk, #dementia myth-buster extraordinaire 🙂 #dementia14 #nhschangeday pic.twitter.com/siFoIVzWMQ — Gill … Continue reading

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Ken Howard says you CAN live well with dementia. Building on our NHS Change Day campaign pledge!

Ken Howard has important messages to share about living well with dementia and we need to listen. Ken has already shared a wonderful blog, detailing his twelve personal coping strategies. Today he wants to say a big “Thank you” to … Continue reading

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The energy is building as West Kent embraces dementia friendly communities!

Thank you to all of you who have been following our Dementia Friendly Communities project in West Kent, in partnership with four local branches of Age UK, sponsored by West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group. We are using new bespoke Whose … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… Barbara Hodkinson | Founder of the Butterfly Scheme – 10 years on

I am delighted to publish this guest blog by Barbara Hodkinson, Founder of the Butterfly Scheme, to mark the ten year anniversary of this important contribution to personalised care for people living with dementia. I think Barbara will be thrilled … Continue reading

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