A manifesto for people centred care

This is my third blog of the day and by far the most important. I couldn’t put it any clearer than George’s address to the UK Dementia Congress: people centred care is the only way forward.

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This is my speech to the National Voices Assembly yesterday, in the fabulous architectural gem, the Great Hall, Westminster…

Good afternoon.

What a privilege it is to be invited to speak here.

I came to a conference here last year, in the main hall, and was really looking forward to spending in that great arena, with such wonderful architecture…

Well, it’s a lesson. It’s not the architecture or the building that matters, it’s the people inside. It’s the interactions, the networking, the sharing…the people…You

I want to start a revolution. Right here, right now.

The crisis in healthcare and social care, the result of, let’s be clear, political decisions about funding, means we absolutely have to change.

We have an NHS that provides mostly crisis care, interventions when people become acutely ill, and which cannot survive much longer in the form we know.

We have social care that provides ever…

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About Remember Me

I am a retired adult educator. My wife had a stroke in February 2014 and now has mixed dementia. Her recovery from stroke has been exceptional apart from 50% loss of peripheral vision and vascular damage. 'Dharma For Dementia' is my approach to being Maureem's Care Partner: it aims to end the suffering of 'Prescribed Disengagement' (Swaffer) .
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