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Dementia Diaries #: … A Carer’s Guide to Self-Preservation

2020-05-20T14:06:29+00:00

Derek from Wigan has written about his experience of looking after his wife who lives with dementia. Here, he shares reflections of assuming the role of ‘carer’ – while retaining his role as ‘husband’. Most importantly, I have learned a lot about kindness. I have always known its importance, but it is so powerful in [...]

Dementia Diaries #: … A Carer’s Guide to Self-Preservation2020-05-20T14:06:29+00:00

Dementia Diaries #4: … Entering my wife’s world

2020-05-20T14:02:06+00:00

Derek from Wigan has written about his experience of looking after his wife who lives with dementia. Here, he shares reflections of assuming the role of ‘carer’ – while retaining his role as ‘husband’. A major impact of our caring plan is that whereas previously I had been used to us making joint decisions, with [...]

Dementia Diaries #4: … Entering my wife’s world2020-05-20T14:02:06+00:00

Dementia Diaries #3:Understand what it is to be Caring!

2020-05-15T11:46:25+00:00

Derek from Wigan has written about his experience of looking after his wife who lives with dementia. Here, he shares reflections of assuming the role of ‘carer’ – while retaining his role as ‘husband’. It soon became apparent that my wife's life wasn't stable and, step-by-step, albeit in a random and erratic manner, she was [...]

Dementia Diaries #3:Understand what it is to be Caring!2020-05-15T11:46:25+00:00

Mum’s journey of moving into a care home

2020-04-23T16:15:14+00:00

Empowered Conversations facilitator Clare Tallis shares her mum’s journey of moving into a care home, the emotional and practical roads the family navigated to make the difficult decision, how they knew when it was the right time, how it has helped their mum and the family as a whole – and how they are coping [...]

Mum’s journey of moving into a care home2020-04-23T16:15:14+00:00

Dementia Diaries #2: Miss Indepedent…

2020-04-17T10:04:17+00:00

Derek from Wigan has written about his experience of looking after his wife who lives with dementia. Here, he shares reflections of assuming the role of ‘carer’ – while retaining his role as ‘husband’. In his first blog he described the support provided for those affected by dementia as a dowry! Part of my wife’s [...]

Dementia Diaries #2: Miss Indepedent…2020-04-17T10:04:17+00:00

Diary of A Caring Husband

2020-04-06T13:35:33+00:00

Dementia Diaries #1: acquiring a second wife… Derek from Wigan has written about his experience of looking after his wife who lives with dementia. Here, he shares reflections of assuming the role of ‘carer’ - while retaining his role as ‘husband’… I've only ever had one marriage, but somehow, I seem to have acquired a [...]

Diary of A Caring Husband2020-04-06T13:35:33+00:00

“EC has helped me, my mum and my sisters”

2019-03-22T10:21:51+00:00

DAUGHTER Mary Gilbertson supports her mum, Josephine, aged 71, who was diagnosed with vascular dementia in November 2017. The 53-year-old from Droylsden attended an Empowered Conversations course after finding out about it at a carers’ meeting and has since shared the learning with her sisters so they can all help [...]

“EC has helped me, my mum and my sisters”2019-03-22T10:21:51+00:00

“I have better conversations with my dad now”

2019-03-22T10:22:22+00:00

NURSE Sharon Coffey from Chadderton, Oldham works with people living with dementia as well as supporting her dad – Frank, aged 74, who is living with Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia. The 47-year-old attended the course with her dad’s wife of 26 years – Irene – and together they both learnt [...]

“I have better conversations with my dad now”2019-03-22T10:22:22+00:00

NHS launches Long Term Plan that will help people with dementia

2019-03-22T10:22:12+00:00

The NHS has launched 'The Long Term Plan' to create a service in the next ten years that will be 'fit for purpose' and will improve patient care. The plan specifically mentions the importance of improving outcomes for people living with dementia through technology, early detection and an increase in community support. Empowered Conversations [...]

NHS launches Long Term Plan that will help people with dementia2019-03-22T10:22:12+00:00

Why prescribing playlists for people with dementia is on the money

2018-12-03T11:28:23+00:00

In a recent Guardian article, GP Ann Robinson shares her views on how ‘social prescribing’ – the prescribing of hobbies and social activities – can complement or even substitute medical prescribing to support people with dementia. She said: “It feels churlish to challenge the concept of social prescribing. How can anyone argue with the [...]

Why prescribing playlists for people with dementia is on the money2018-12-03T11:28:23+00:00
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