Sharing is Caring for World Alzheimer’s Day

2021-09-17T13:38:23+00:00

Sharing is caring: Carers share their knowledge of a dementia diagnosis this World Alzheimer’s Day Carers are sharing their knowledge this World Alzheimer’s Day – to support other carers facing a new diagnosis of dementia.  Salford-based project Empowered Conversations – who work with carers and people living with dementia to improve communications – asked a [...]

Sharing is Caring for World Alzheimer’s Day2021-09-17T13:38:23+00:00

My mum, dementia and me!

2021-06-04T06:30:33+00:00

“The best medicine is that we have our relationship back thanks to good communication techniques” When Gail felt she had no one to turn to for help when her mum Joan was displaying signs of dementia - despite going down many avenues looking for support - one call to Empowered Conversations changed everything and enabled [...]

My mum, dementia and me!2021-06-04T06:30:33+00:00

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
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