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Dealing *urgently* with urgent care for older people…

I have always loved writing stories and making connections. When I was about six or seven, I used to nag people to give me a set of random words and then enjoyed weaving them all together in one story. I … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … | Jen Phillips. Word nerd and mum of two.

Last week I was a speaker at a conference in London called “Developing your skills in Social Media: Twitter: #TwitterNHS”.  The programme consisted of a series of NHS Twitter stars – people like Teresa Chinn (@agencynurse) and Kath Evans (@KathEvans2) – … Continue reading

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In the (exceptionally purple) shoes of… Alison Cameron, #boatrocker extraordinaire!

Regular readers of my blog series and followers on Twitter will know the name of Alison Cameron and share my huge admiration for her. In July 2013, I published in two parts her powerful, moving and indeed unforgettable story: Part … Continue reading

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In the shoes of Gill’s Mum … | ‘Tales from the Bus Stop’ has been suspended

Thank you to all the people on Twitter who have sent best wishes to my Mum (a.k.a. @Gills_Mum) over the last few weeks. She is doing a bit better at the moment and, with my youngest son doing a bit … 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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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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