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Dementia: Reviewing Our Routines

I have always found it difficult to settle down after a holiday.  Sometimes I have really struggled to get back into my old routines after a short break in the sun.  My Respite Break has left me with a feeling … Continue reading

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Dementia: A Piece Of Cake

Shortly after 2 pm yesterday, our Key Worker eased Maureen into Alderlea Care Home with the prospect of coffee and cake.  Her trust in him is well founded.  It is lovely to watch his person-centred approach, which has clearly won … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘Listen To Carers’

As Carers Week draws to a close Beth Britton makes a salutary point: ‘Listen To Carers’. This extract from her blog, D4Dementia, is reproduced with her kind permission: ‘My interview with Havas Lynx where I talk about the wealth of knowledge and … Continue reading

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Dementia: Positive Risk Taking In PJ’s Paid Off

When Maureen woke in despair yesterday I knew I had to pull out all the stops to try to shift her mindset.  I went for it throughout the day and my positive risk taking paid off with a beautiful climax in … Continue reading

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Dementia: The Second Great Escape

Yesterday the weather prevented me from responding to my mum’s inevitable plea:  ‘have you come to take me out?’  As plans for the ‘Great Escape’ were being formulated the heavens opened and the rain stopped play.  When I returned in the afternoon … Continue reading

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Dementia: Early Diagnosis

Excellent news from: ‘Dementia diagnosis in Cumbria now four times faster thanks to ‘virtual clinics’ ‘New virtual clinics in the Memory Matters team at Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust means patients suspected of having dementia are able to be diagnosed … Continue reading

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Dementia: Combination Therapy

Maureen seems rather down at the moment which isn’t at all surprising when you consider what she has to contend with as dementia marches relentlessly on.  Therefore, I have introduced some tried and tested natural remedies for improving memory, lifting mood … Continue reading

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