Tag: Individuals/personal accounts
Linda Vipond thought she had a sound knowledge of caring as an experienced care manager for older people. But it was only when she became her mum’s carer that she really began to understand
Vol 26 No 2 Page 16
Staff at a Hastings care home have been praised by the town’s MP for their thoughtfulness and dedication to caring for residents. Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary and MP for Hastings and Rye, read in the Hastings Observer how Kellie Carter and Kimberly Mann from Hastings Court care home on The Ridge had given up their evenings off to accompany a devoted couple on a special evening out.
John and Celia Mortimer, both in their late 80s, were treated to a ‘date night’ at the Sussex Exchange after Kellie overheard them discussing how much they would like to go out to dinner.
The couple, who’ve been married for more than 60 years, moved into Hastings Court in January 2016 after John’s Parkinson’s disease and Celia’s deafness made living at home too difficult. In personal letters to the caring staff members, Ms Rudd … Read More »
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