Archive for: 2019
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.
15 August 2019
There’s a world shortage of nurses, and relatives can’t make up for that. But it is in your own interest to spend as much time as possible with frail older relatives in hospital.
31 July 2019
The multitude of ear-tickling stories from the BBC - and why they are morally questionable.
05 July 2019
The WHO guidance issued this year advises that hearing loss is a prevalent age-related disorder. It has debilitating consequences on social and emotional well-being and ability to communicate which can lead to isolation and loneliness. It can almost double the risk of dementia.
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.
01 March 2019
The Dementia Services Development Trust www.dementiatrust.org.uk is launching a new film and microsite on March 5th
26 February 2019
It is never too soon to get a power of attorney set up, but it is sometimes too late. Avoid trouble and expense by getting one now.