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I am frustrated by the fact that what is self-evident to me (and to thousands of other family care partners) appears to be a mystery to care providers, and apparently also to a whole whack of polic…

hundreds of studies make me mad as hell

I am frustrated by the fact that what is self-evident to me (and to thousands of other family care partners) appears to be a mystery to care providers, and apparently also to a whole whack of polic…

Two weeks of doing care work left me physically and mentally exhausted

Elderly social care should be 'free at point of need', says report

Report by IPPR and peers says reform would cut ‘catastrophic care costs’ of over £100,000 a year

Suggestions to neurologists & Film Link.

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As Fresh As A Daisy: The Basics Of Elderly Personal Hygiene – Elderly Care Tips Signs Of Dementia, Dementia Care, Mental Health Illnesses, Mental Illness, Understanding Dementia, Living With Dementia, Elderly Care, Personal Hygiene

let them have their dementia

For the many people who just don’t get it, there are a few who totally do. When I run into them, either online or in person, my heart fills with hope for the future. Reading this post by social wor…

Dementia Action Week 2018 – A Time for Action & Not just awareness (When The Fog Lifts) Living With Dementia, Action, Health, Blog, Group Action, Salud, Blogging

Dementia Action Week 2018 – A Time for Action & Not just awareness (When The Fog Lifts)

No more the silent sufferers, we are the vocal fighters for our rights. During Dementia Action week, a move away from Dementia awareness to Dementia action, to improve our lives and those of our carer

Mark Polin appointed new Chair of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

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A wife describes losing a husband to dementia and worrying about how to pay for his care.

'It's like Michael walking into a fog'

A wife describes losing a husband to dementia and worrying about how to pay for his care.

(Dementia Just Ain't) Sexy: Let's Get Real

Let's Get Real

Readers may have noticed that I haven’t updated my blog in recent months. There are two main reasons: firstly, I’m aware that many whose lives are touched by dementia are looking for uplifting, or at least reassuring, stories; my mother’s condition has progressed to a stage where I feel I cannot be that Pollyanna and do not wish to discourage others. Secondly, dementia has already taken so much of my life - practically, emotionally, and financially - that I now have to focus on rebuilding an…

Campaigners say growing use of prepaid cards for people to spend on support at home is removing their independence Living With Dementia, People, People Illustration, Folk

Councils tighten reins on personalised care

Campaigners say growing use of prepaid cards for people to spend on support at home is removing their independence

Mary-Beth Wighton speaks... - Dementia Alliance International

Mary-Beth Wighton speaks... - Dementia Alliance International

As promised yesterday, todays blog is of Mary-Beth ((MB) Wightons brilliant speech at the Canadian National Dementia Conference in May. Thanks to MB for advocating for us all. We are all very proud of you, and your amazing partner Dawn, and everything you are all doing in Canada. Congratulations again for your selection onto the … Continue reading Mary-Beth Wighton speaks… →

Alzheimer Annie is a fictional character I created to help people understand what being in a long-term care facility (LTCF) might feel like. Annie is a woman in her mid-eighties who lives with deme… Living With Dementia, Alzheimer's And Dementia, Long Term Care, Helping People, My Eyes, Annie, Invitations, Feelings, Fictional Characters

alzheimer annie invites you in

Alzheimer Annie is a fictional character I created to help people understand what being in a long-term care facility (LTCF) might feel like. Annie is a woman in her mid-eighties who lives with deme…

RSPH has published a new report examining how attitudes to ageing can affect our health and wellbeing Living With Dementia, Royal Society, Ageing, Health And Wellbeing, Anti Aging, Believe, Pvp, This Or That Questions, Sayings

RSHP Report #ThatAgeOldQuestion Says No More Anti-Ageing

Today the Royal Society for Public Health, here in the UK has published a report called "That Age Old Question" which examines how our attitudes to ageing can affect our health and wellbeing. Sad to say of course that they conclude that societal Ageism is well and truly with us and have listed 10 key…

Dementia Action Week 2018 - The Rights of our Dementia Family

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Dementia Action Week 2018 - The Rights of our Dementia Family

Dementia Action Week 2018 - A new International Association

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Dementia Action Week 2018 - A new International Association

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Scottish Dementia Awareness Week 2018

Starting tomorrow, 4th June 2018, it is Scottish Dementia Awareness Week 2018. Alzheimer Scotland has online information about Dementia Awareness Week 2018. In their blog Let's Talk About Dementia you will find out about what the Society is doing online during this week. The Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice (ASCPP), which is based…

Dementia Action Week 2018 – Post-Diagnostic Support – A Human Right (When The Fog Lifts)

Dementia Action Week 2018 – Post-Diagnostic Support – A Human Right (When The Fog Lifts)

Whilst there is integrated post diagnosis support for some chronic terminal diseases, for others there is none. For me the experience of Dementia and post-diagnosis support extended to only what my Ne