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Meetings – and how to add a little magic

In my old life as a local government officer, I attended many meetings. I am not a big fan of meetings. I used to sit and count up in my head the approximate cost of the meetings in terms of … Continue reading

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In the shoes of a Dementia Congress delegate seeking clarity …

The purpose of our “In my shoes” series, and indeed the whole Whose Shoes?® concept,  is to provide a diverse mix of viewpoints in order to encourage real conversations about things that really matter. The blog series gives people a … Continue reading

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The power of Twitter – Take 2… Come and join us!

I have written before about the Power of Twitter. It is one of my most popular blogposts. Even my 91 year old Mum (aka @Gills_Mum) is tempted to get involved. Slightly. On a good day… What I love about Twitter … Continue reading

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“Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

My blog is usually about social care and health. Often about dementia. Always an opportunity for reflection. In a recent post I wrote an ‘A-Z list of reflections’ from the Dementia Congress in Brighton. R is for “Reflection – as an … 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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Personalisation – bridging the gap between theory & practice

A break in the “in my shoes” series today to reflect a little on an ‘anniversary’. Next week is CARERS’ WEEK and the dementia series will return with posts every day raising awareness of what it means to be caring for … Continue reading

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In the shoes of…a social work student | Passionate about personalisation for everyone

Today we have a brand new perspective. A woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, was sneered at by professionals when she was “just” a support worker. So she decided to qualify as a social worker!  For Day 20  of our series … Continue reading

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In the shoes of…Philippa Hare | Programme Manager | Dementia Without Walls

What would it be like to live in a dementia-friendly city? I recently attended the Community Care Live event in London. (I attended the launch of the brilliant TLAP “Making It Real” project that I am involved with, but that’s another story…) … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… Antonia Servera-Higgins | Former Publications Manager | Dementia Services Development Centre | University of Stirling

Following my own post yesterday, I am delighted to introduce the first guest in this series of ‘walk in my shoes’ blogposts, looking at dementia from different perspectives. I came across the work of the Dementia Services Develpoment Centre when I … Continue reading

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On the buses. In the shoes of… Gill’s Mum :)

According to a report in the paper, free bus passes may end. This would be a disaster for some people I regularly meet on the bus which they rely on, not just for transport but as a social lifeline. They … Continue reading

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