The One-Stop Guide to Dementia8 December 2014,
This is a practical and compact guide with detailed information about what will make a difference in the lives of people with dementia and their carers.
Raising awareness of the reality of living with dementia
Patricia, Diane and Deirdre tell their stories of living with dementia.
Helpful hints to support people with learning disabilities living with dementia24 July 2014,
A recent Down’s Syndrome Association event was a helpful reminder about what we all need to think about when involved in the lives of people with learning disabilities.
Having a voice and influencing our society and future is a deep-seated need in every person23 May 2014,
In my work on a project to engage and empower groups of people living with a diagnosis of dementia, I feel I'm witnessing the building and expansion of a social movement.
Take time to listen to the silent; they have so much to say21 May 2014,
As the group facilitator for a dementia self help project I have learned to listen, to connect, communicate, share, to care and support each other...isn’t that what life is all about?
What Iâd have done differently if Iâd known my Mother had dementia19 May 2014,
I know now that my mother had dementia in the final years of her life, but during her illness my father and I had no idea. If I’d understood, I might have done some things differently’
The Power of Story3 February 2014, Guest Blogger
Helena Taylor-Knox, Power of Story Project Officer at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, talks about her project sharing real life stories to raise awareness of the mental health of older adults.
Debating dementia diagnosis â detecting differences22 November 2013,
An early diagnosis means that someone knows what is causing their symptoms or difficulties, enables them to plan ahead, and can provide access to care and treatment which may slow down the illness or make it more manageable. However, the opening debate at this year’s Dementia Congress threw the issue up in the air again.
Is being old a mental health problem?8 October 2013,
There is a still a strong tendency among many people to associate old age very negatively, with a sense of it being a ‘burden on society’, something to be feared, and consisting primarily of an unpleasant combination of health conditions and problems.