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Dementia: Time To Tell The Truth

What a great initiative starting tomorrow:

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Dementia: Sharing The Good Times

When I look back at my Blog over 2017 I have often shared those occasions when I have been struggling: when Mrs. Dementia has been in full flow. That is only one side of the story and one of my … Continue reading

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Dementia: Finding The CQC Something Useful To Do

The following article is posted with the kind permission of Roy Lilley, editor of nhsManagers.net: ‘Write about the CQC (them again) and I have to prepare.  I need to reinforce my inbox.  I have never known an organisation to incite … Continue reading

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Dementia Love verses Attachment

Today’s Buddhist message is from Mexico: The same as any Care Partner I need to focus on Maureen’s needs rather than my own. She woke up this morning saying that: ‘no one wants me I’m too much trouble.  I can’t … Continue reading

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How often should I visit?

Originally posted on Dealing with Dementia:
For those who have a loved one in an assisted living or memory care community, this question lurks in the back of all of our minds. There is no right answer, only the answer…

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Dementia: A Must Read

The following article is reproduced with the kind permission of the author Roy Lilley the Editor of nhsManagers.net: ‘Ten elderly people with dementia live, in a care home, supported, but as independently as possible. To provide meaningful day-times, they take … Continue reading

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Emails between friends

This week I was asked to provide some information about one of DAI’s founding members, the late Richard Taylor Ph.D. I headed to my files (word and emails) simply titled: Richard Taylor. It was an opportunity to reflect when not feeling…

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Dementia: Dealing With The Machine

A family member reminded me yesterday that ‘we are dealing with the machine’.  The driver of the machine is the Mental Capacity Act.  It leads to a tick box culture that has little to do with person-centered care. Maureen remains in an Acute … Continue reading

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Dementia: No Medication Needed

Maureen’s period of assessment has now been completed.  Her Consultant has concluded that no medication is needed at the moment and her fluctuating presentation is to be expected.  The Best Interest meeting that is scheduled for next Friday will determine … Continue reading

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Dementia: Sprouts and Parsnips Pay Dividends

  With the approval of staff on the Konar Suite, I decided to take ‘Sunday Lunch’ in for Maureen yesterday.  The look on her face when she saw sprouts and roast parsnips on her plate was a delight.  She thoroughly … Continue reading

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