Filed under: Dementia Thinking
09 September 2019
I visited daily and befriended many other residents and families, learning their stories.
23 August 2019
I don’t succumb to hit and run side swipes. What I want to dismiss is the idea that singing is on a par with the things recommended by the WHO. It’s a nice (perhaps even vital) distraction for people with dementia and their carers. It is a fatal distraction for the people who should and could be doing more.
16 March 2019
It is OK to be not OK. You can trust some of the people who don’t have dementia, but expertise to help. And people with dementia in the public sphere can be contradicted. If no-one challenges you, you are being patronised and ignored. And subjected to Toxic Positivity.
19 December 2018
At Christmas time we should think of those wonderful people who work in care homes, every day of the year, making life good for frail older people.
05 October 2018
When you live with dementia, people sometimes impose art on you, and you are forced to experience art that is not to your taste. One contentious area is the use of murals as “art” in care homes. I use scare quotes because I’m not sure if it is interior decoration masquerading as therapy.
04 October 2018
A message from a young person to other young and not so young people about the value of walking to improve brain health.
16 August 2018
Our new blogger Katie reflects on how hard it is to establish a direct link between alcohol and dementia, but it is made even harder when the research cohorts include people who may have stopped or started drinking for reasons of ill health.
09 April 2018
What did the Romans do for Ageing?
09 March 2018
Looking forward? See clearly and plan for older age. People have to do this all over the world.
30 January 2017
It is never too soon to start talking to your family about what you would do if you needed a care home