Tag Archives: residential care

In the shoes of … | Gill’s Mum: “Sunk without trace”

When I called in to see Mum, I found her busy; busy trying to sort out her handwritten blog. Cutting and pasting it the old way – by rewriting bits. It is lovely to see Mum starting to write regularly … Continue reading

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The story of #dementiachallengers told in tweets

New Health Hashtag: #DementiaChallengers http://t.co/LJUSS0KGCh Thank you @WhoseShoes #hcsm — Symplur Hashtags (@healthhashtags) July 28, 2013 So, #dementiachallengers. We are ‘official’… Thank you to the lovely @ClaireOT, who I met up with at the recent #KentDigiCare event, for telling me … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … Suzy Webster | Expert by experience – Moving in with Mum – Part 2

A person with dementia may not recognise you but they will recognise your kindness. #dementiachallengers #talkdementia #everyday — Suzy Webster (@suzysopenheart) May 24, 2013 Today I am delighted and honoured to post the third “in my shoes” blog from the lovely … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … Suzy Webster | Expert by experience – Moving in with Mum – Part 1

Last year I posted a story by Suzy Webster. It was a very moving story about her  grandmother’s journey with dementia and the improvements in understanding and attitudes Suzy had witnessed over recent years.  Suzy’s own Mum had recently been diagnosed … Continue reading

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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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In the shoes of … Ming Ho | Writer and family carer

It was a great  pleasure to meet Ming Ho, a family carer and talented writer, and so many other fab #dementiachallengers at the recent Dementia Congress, Brighton. Ming and I soon got chatting and found we had plenty of things in … Continue reading

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An amazing story! The Healthy Living Club. Inclusive, enabling and fun!

I love stories. I love the way they can capture good practice and inspire others.     And what a story this is… I honestly can’t remember what it was that first grabbed my imagination about the Healthy Living Club. A few … Continue reading

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Changing the world of dementia – one tweet at a time

The blog has been quiet for a while. Quiet is often good – especially when amazing things are happening behind the scenes! The last week has been exciting. The passionate gang of people who have written guest blogs in this series … 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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