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In the shoes of…Gill Bailey | … And Winifred, living with dementia

A happy story today! A story that shows the wonderful outcomes that can be achieved through simple person-centred approaches 🙂 Regular readers of the “in my shoes” series will remember the heart-warming story of Winifred, told  by Gill Bailey, from … Continue reading

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Round up of “In my shoes” – Dementia Awareness, Week 12

So, we have been running this series for 12 weeks.  TWELVE WEEKS! A series to raise awareness of dementia. So what have we achieved? Quite a lot, I think, judging by the increased readership and the way that people are … Continue reading

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In the shoes of Karen (2)… a daughter’s insights into life in a care home

Earlier in the series, we posted a powerful guest blog from “Karen”, describing her life looking after both parents with dementia.  Karen tweets as ‘DazeinourLives’ (highly recommended to follow) now telling us how life continues with her Mum, both grieving for her … Continue reading

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Round up of “In my shoes” – Dementia Awareness, Week 11

As we continue our “in my shoes” series of guest blogs, looking at dementia from different perspectives, Week 11 has been an eventful week with some very important and serious issues covered. Safeguarding has been featured twice – and in the … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … Alan Rosenbach | Special Policy Lead, Care Quality Commission

Earlier in the week, there was a very popular guest blog from Mike Ewins, talking about practical ways in which Birmingham City Council is monitoring the safety and quality of residential care that BCC purchases for citizens who need it, … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … Alanna Shaikh | A positive approach to dementia (TED video)

Do you follow the inspiring TED videos? For today’s “in my shoes” blogpost, I am honoured that TED has given permission for us to share this unusual video. “The more things my hands know how to do, the more things … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … Gill Bailey | Helen Sanderson Associates

Yesterday we had an excellent guest post from Mike Ewins, explaining the work that is being done by Birmingham City Council to improve quality and safety in residential care. Mike talked about the involvement of family, friends and the community. … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … Mike Ewins | working for a Local Authority on improving quality and safety in residential care

“One question we plan to include is to ask homes to identify the numbers of their residents who have no external visitors or contacts” Great idea, Birmingham!! I am excited returning today to our “in my shoes” series, looking at … Continue reading

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In the shoes of…Amanda Waring | Filmmaker and inspirational campaigner for compassion in care

Today (Day 16) we feature the fascinating work of Amanda Waring,  filmmaker, campaigner, writer and inspirational speaker. I first met Amanda  when she spoke at an NCF conference and vividly remember her passion and the power of “HOME” , a film … Continue reading

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In the shoes of…Marianne Talbot | Author of “Keeping Mum: Caring for Someone with Dementia”

I am a big fan of Marianne Talbot’s book “Keeping Mum”. It chronicles the years Marianne’s Mum, who had Alzheimer’s,  spent living with her. I love the mix of love and exasperation, humour and poignancy as we get a feel for their … Continue reading

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