DEMENTIA ACTION WEEK AND FIONA ADDS 47 BRAND NEW DEMENTIA FRIENDS
Fiona, our CEO, is a Dementia Friends Champion and, as her main focus for Dementia Action Week last week, targeted a minimum of 20 new Dementia Friends to add to the current total of 2,911,285 (22nd May 2019) and help The Alzheimers Society to reach the next target of 3 million Dementia Friends. The fantastic news [...]
ALREADY GETTING CARE, BUT HAVE CONCERNS?
You, a loved one, or client are already receiving care, whether it’s in a care home, care at home, or another setting, and everything has been going well. However, something appears to have changed and you feel that the care is not what you envisaged at the outset and have every right to expect. What [...]
PAYING FOR ELDERLY CARE? – MORE OPTIONS THAN YOU MAY THINK
It's a little known fact that for some people, even those with significant assets, being in a care home can be completely free, courtesy of the NHS. It works like this. Some people, often after they've lost a spouse, decide they'd prefer to live in a residential home, rather than at home. There may not [...]
I met someone last week who told me a story about her grandfather, whose dementia condition had been worsening to such an extent that sadly he could no longer continue living on his own at home. So while my new acquaintance was working abroad, her parents had found a care home for him, and by [...]
DEMENTIA AND CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS, WHAT DO THEY HAVE IN COMMON?
As a volunteer Dementia Friends Champion, I run sessions for the public and businesses to help raise awareness of dementia. A small part of the session is based on the analogy of dementia and a set of Christmas fairy lights to explain fairly simply how dementia affects everyone differently. Just before Christmas many people will [...]