Dementia and GPS tracking9 May 2013,
The central ethical issue concerning the use of GPS for people with dementia is when it is used in people who lack the mental capacity to consent to it. To view it as a substitute for good care and support is missing the point completely.
Youth-led training can help GPs better respond to young peopleâs needs3 May 2013,
Last week I had the privilege of attending an event organised by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) Child and Adolescent Health Group, which included an oversubscribed seminar by Right Here Brighton and Hove Young Volunteers around ‘Making your surgery more youth-friendly’.
For people with dementia (and everyone else) there needs to be such a thing as society19 April 2013,
Nearly 2/3 of people with dementia who live on their own experience feelings of loneliness, according to a report by the Alzheimer’s Society. We need to do more to reduce the social isolation of people with dementia.
Supporting students moving to secondary school17 April 2013,
With more pupils with special educational needs now being educated in mainstream schools, the move from primary to secondary can altogether be very challenging.
"I didn't realise people with special needs could open businesses"12 April 2013, Keith Bates
We've just completed another of the Rapid Enterprise Development Workshops with Care and Share Associates and local Mansfield Charity APCOO.
Breaking the tobacco taboo5 April 2013,
We must ensure that people with mental health disorders have proper access to smoking cessation services so that they have the support they need if they decide to quit.
6% My Photographs Their Stories by Graham Miller: A Book Review27 March 2013, Guest Blogger
Hayley Goleniowska, Author of Downs Side Up Blog, writes about the launch of 6% My Photographs Their Stories on World Down Syndrome Day
Ten-year-old self?26 March 2013, Guest Blogger
A dementia self-help group reflects on its school days
Raise awareness on World Down Syndrome Day20 March 2013,
During this past year it has been great to see an increase in the number of positive images of people with Down syndrome in the media.
Depression, dementia and placebos â not such a bitter pill11 March 2013,
Maybe placebos are a form of anti-depressant but psychological factors in the interaction is more important than what’s in the pill.