Raising awareness of the reality of living with dementia
Patricia, Diane and Deirdre tell their stories of living with dementia.
As carers we need to look after ourselves so we can support each other as well9 June 2014, Guest Blogger
This week is Carers Week in the UK - listen to one carer talk about about how a support programme has helped him understand both the challenges of being a carer as well as his own mental health.
Seven tips to avoid losing things18 July 2013, Guest Blogger
A dementia self-help group discusses 'losing things'.
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.
Managing Anger and Learning Parenting Skills3 November 2012, Guest Blogger
Alexa is 17 and attends our Young Mums’ Support Group. Her daughter Ruby is 15 months old. She received little help during her pregnancy and has struggled with mental health problems - particularly anger management. Becoming pregnant caused her a lot of anxiety heightened by practical insecurities.
Peer support - a Call to Arms25 September 2012, David Crepaz-Keay
It can take many forms but what makes it peer support, and what makes it work is that the people doing it have something in common.
Peer support is a valuable mechanism for helping people with long term conditions19 July 2012,
There is a good argument to be made that approaches which support the mental health of people with long term conditions should be both encouraged and prioritised.
This year Wales will implement some of the most progressive mental health legislation in Europe4 January 2012, David Crepaz-Keay
The Mental Health (Wales) Measure means that anyone using specialist mental health services will be entitled to have a care plan that addresses all areas of their life, rather than focussing on treatment.