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Tough times in Europe but a message of hope

Last week we were very honoured to attend and run a workshop at the  23rd Alzheimer Europe Conference ‘Living well in a dementia-friendly society’, Malta 10-12 October 2013. I attended with Shahana Ramsden. We have written this blogpost together and … Continue reading

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TOP 10 #dementiachallengers tips for College of Medicine Summer School

Today I am very excited. I am presenting two Whose Shoes? ‘special’ workshops for the College of Medicine Summer School! I have a lot to live up to because the College of Medicine has written some nice things about Whose Shoes? So … Continue reading

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Whose Shoes? is all about values – putting the person in the centre… and MAKING IT REAL!

The last few weeks have been busy. I have been running Whose Shoes? workshops demonstrating the new electronic tool, firstly at the fab #KentDigiCare event which I wrote about here and then at an interesting collaborative event at Loughborough University, … 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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#KentDigicare – a giant leap for Social Movements

In January 2010, I joined LinkedIn. I ‘linked in’ with three or four people I knew. So far, so good. And then I received a LinkedIn invitation  from a certain Shirley Ayres. I’d never heard of her. I consulted my … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… Anne Cooper| warm, caring and trying to help…

On Monday, I captured the Twitter story about Anne Cooper’s quest to navigate the process to ‘befriend’ an isolated person, playing by the rules and processes of modern day society. It made me appreciate even more the wonderful work that … Continue reading

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“All the lonely people, where do they all come from?”

There are a lot of people that I admire on Twitter, and Anne Cooper (@anniecoops) is right up there. We haven’t met in person – yet! – but she is on my ‘stalking list’. I love this term that I … Continue reading

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The power of stories… and really listening…

Through the blog series, I get the chance to post some amazing stories – flagging up the realities (good and bad) of passionate people who are involved in the health and social care systems. I use the plural deliberately as … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … Alison Cameron | Patient leader & active citizen – Part 2

On Monday, I posted Part 1 of Alison Cameron’s astonishing story. It has been a ‘best seller’ …… I will post part 2 here, but then will re-visit shortly as these powerful blogposts have raised a LOT of issues about … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … Alison Cameron| Patient leader & active citizen. An inspiration… – Part 1

A short while ago I met an extraordinary person. Alison Cameron has had a big impact on my life and thinking. We are looking forward to running Whose Shoes? sessions together. This is indeed ‘Making It Real’. I met Alison online … Continue reading

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