Tag Archives: older people

Happy Birthday, Gill’s Mum – 93 today … and very much still HERE!

A little break today from #dementiachallengers and #MatExp and generally trying to change the world. Instead I am using the blog to say ‘Happy Birthday – 93 today” to my lovely Mum. Many of you follow Mum’s ups and downs … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… | Gill’s Mum – Remembering Christmas Past…

Have you been following Sarah Reed’s super advent series, posting Christmas reminiscences from some of her friends and colleagues? If not, have a browse, because it is lovely! I was delighted to be featured this week remembering my very simple … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… | Gill’s Mum. Reluctantly accepting a bit of ‘assistance’…

My friends will know that we have had a difficult few months – Mum (a.k.a @Gills_Mum) fell and fractured a bone in her lower back and came to live with us while she recovered (or at least got a lot … 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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In the shoes of Hilary Marmot, Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist … Looking at How to get to Eden. Through the Ages.

Today sees the start of the Dementia Congress in Brighton, one of the highlights of the year for our #dementiachallengers – not least because we get the chance to meet up and collaborate! There is a great programme this year … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… | Gill’s Mum. Keep Calm and Carry On.

Thank you to all our Twitter friends for the lovely supportive messages we have received over the last four months while Mum has been staying with us, following an accident in which she sustained a fracture to her lower back. … 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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In the shoes of… | Gill’s Mum. A fabulous wedding. And a new life ahead…

Last week, our eldest son got married! Mum, a.k.a @Gills_Mum, has been doing quite a bit of writing recently and I thought you might enjoy her ‘take’ on Abi and Andrew’s wedding … and also an update on how Mum is … 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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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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