Tag: Individuals/personal accounts
Nazneen Bamji and Christina Maciejewski discuss the rare form of dementia known as posterior cortical atrophy (PCA). They draw on the experience of Linda Hall, who was diagnosed by Cardiff memory team at the age of 59
Vol 25 No 5 Page 30
Caring Times, July/August 2017
Talkative Deborah Pritchard took on a sponsored silence to raise funds for a dementia friendly sensory garden at a Widnes care home.
The carer at Halton View Care Home, on Sadler Street, spent an entire day silently carrying out her duties.
She wore a sign around her neck reading “I am on a sponsored silence” and carried a note book so she could communicate with colleagues, residents and visitors.
She raised £289 for the sensory garden, which will include planters, furniture, a water feature, bird table and a wide variety of fresh flowers.
Sensory gardens have proven therapeutic benefits for those living with dementia, as they elicit memories through touch, sound and smell.
Deborah was challenged take on the sponsored silence by her colleagues as part of Dementia Awareness Week, which takes place all this week, from 14th to 20th May.
Deborah said: “I … Read More »
David Sheard pays tribute to dementia care pioneer and Merevale House founder Anne Fretwell, who died in February
Vol 25 No 3 May/June 2017 Page 16
Philly Hare holds out the prospect of scary but exciting times ahead as she takes stock from her new vantage point at Innovations in Dementia
Vol 25 No 2 Page 16
Jane Twigg has a rare form of dementia but her battle to get a diagnosis was fraught with difficulties. Here, supported by Jenny La Fontaine, she offers some advice for professionals
Vol 24 No 5 Page 16
Strong working relationships between professionals and families are vital in dementia care. Former carer Adam Sibley explains why
Vol 24 No 3 Page 18
Lynne Phair describes how concerns about her stepfather’s sexually inappropriate behaviour after the onset of vascular dementia led to a deeply personal disclosure
Vol 24 No 1 Page 14 – 15
Lucy Whitman introduces her new book, People with dementia speak out, a collection of personal accounts by people with dementia
Vol 23 No 6 Pages 32-34
Keith Oliver wanted to write down what he thought and felt, but how? In this joint article he describes how he helped set up a writing group which resulted in a unique book
Vol 23 No 6 Pages 14-15
Elizabeth Nightingale tells the story of how music therapy helped to restore one man’s individuality and his relationship with his partner
Vol 23 No 2 Page 28-29