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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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“Dementia Friends” goes live!

Yesterday saw the launch of the long-awaited dementia-friendly, community initiative: Dementia Friends. It feels refreshing that this national scheme will be led by volunteers – people who know first hand what dementia means – SO much more than just people struggling to … Continue reading

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In the shoes (“because I’ve got no boots!”) of … Gill’s Mum

My Whose Shoes? tools are all about seeing important issues from different people’s perspectives. Well, here my 90 year old Mum tells us how she feels about being “banged up” in her house for nearly a week as the snow … Continue reading

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In the shoes (boots?) of Gill’s Mum’s… daughter!

Mum is going stir crazy. Or more precisely “Climbing round the picture rail” – she has a lovely turn of phrase. She lives alone and makes a religion out of going out every day, but at the moment ‘it’s snow … Continue reading

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Not the Francis Report

I am honoured to be asked to post this blog by Laura Robinson, Policy & Communications Advisor for ‘National Voices’ as it raises fundamental issues around patient care and patient safety, following the independent inquiry in Mid Staffordshire… When someone … 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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