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#Woopdedoodle!* The top 50 ‘HSJ Inspirational Women, 2014′.

The last couple of weeks have been a complete rollercoaster for me with one of the highest ‘highs’ and lowest ‘lows’ of my life within a 24 hour period. I have been very moved by the response to my tribute 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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In the shoes of … | Dr Rebecca Wassall, Senior Community Dentist and Clinical Lecturer in Dentistry

It is always great to post new ‘in my shoes’ guest blogs – always by passionate people with a story to tell. But sometimes I see real ‘gaps’ in the series and wonder how I can fill them. From my … Continue reading

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My dementia dream…

When I discovered people with dementia did not have a voice I had a dream When I experienced the stigma, discrimination and isolation of dementia I had a dream When I realised that most of the support available was for…

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A global social media story, live from Puerto Rico!

An inspirational story of friendship, social media and making a difference from @KateSwaffer & @WhoseShoes #ADI2014 pic.twitter.com/b0O8BGcC4E — ADI Conference (@ADIConference) May 1, 2014 I have written previously about the power of social media. My first ever tweet up. The … Continue reading

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All systems go! Launch of Whose Shoes? Dementia Friendly West Kent!

THE START OF A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Did you follow the launch of our Dementia Friendly Communities project in Kent? Last week’s blog, describing the build up to the project, has attracted a lot of interest. @WhoseShoes Excellent … Continue reading

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Dementia Friendly West Kent… a small step to a dementia friendly world!

This week we launch our Whose Shoes?® Dementia Friendly Communities project in West Kent. I want others to use the Whose WHoes? tool @WhoseShoes as it is of the UTMOST importance in changing dementia care from about us without us … Continue reading

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Whose Shoes? goes to Paris – ‘Quality and Safety in Health Care’ event

  I am back home after what feels like a fairy-tale week in Paris. Over 3000 people from about 80 countries attended the IHI / BMJ ‘Quality and Safety in Health Care’ event in Paris (#Quality2014) and the opportunity for … Continue reading

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“Understanding our Patients” – a very impressive event in Cumbria!

The thing I like best about Twitter is when it connects people who would not otherwise have come together. Which happens all the time. People with the same values and passions. This happened in Cumbria last week. Bringing like-minded people … Continue reading

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