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Aug 2, 2018

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Self-care rituals

Self-care rituals

Posted in : All, Dementia Care on by : Kinga Antal

  – the last bit of our wee self-care for carers series –  Cultures, communities and even some families have their own rituals. These tend to have a social bonding purpose and can be charged with a symbolic meaning – ..

Jul 19, 2018

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What worked in the past?

What worked in the past?

Posted in : All, Dementia Care on by : Kinga Antal

Trusting your own wisdom when applying grounding practices When it comes to self-care, we know ourselves better than anyone else does. Relying on our own wisdom that stems from our prior experiences with grounding, coping and helpful distractions is empowering, ..

Jul 3, 2018

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One day at a time

One day at a time

Posted in : All, Dementia Care on by : Kinga Antal

Relying on the principle ’one day at a time’ makes it easier to cope with difficulties coming our way and also allows us to prioritize our self-care practices. Aligning your daily tasks and self-care – one day at a time ..

Jun 18, 2018

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Social networks

Social networks

Posted in : All, Dementia Care on by : Kinga Antal

Self-care support system for carers We are social beings. Our connections and interactions with others contribute significantly to how we feel on a day-to-day basis. As one wise man once said, we are the average of the five people we ..

Jun 6, 2018

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Self-care sanctuary

Self-care sanctuary

Posted in : All, Dementia Care on by : Kinga Antal

The term ’safe space’ tends to be used with slightly varying meanings. In the context of our self-care series, it refers to a space where you feel most comfortable and safe from day-to-day stress; a space where you can relax ..

May 23, 2018

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Self-care box

Self-care box

Posted in : All, Dementia Care on by : Kinga Antal

As in the previous part of our Self-Care for Carers series, we will continue to explore practices that support our overall well-being. A self-care box is a little treasure-chest for your mind and spirit.  It contains items that as per ..

Apr 23, 2018

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Self-care: Grounding practices

Self-care: Grounding practices

Posted in : All, Dementia Care on by : Kinga Antal

Self-care as a carer series Grounding practices – re-charging throughout the day – A grounding practice in its essence is an activity we can implement on a regular basis to keep calm and collected throughout the day. Its main purpose ..

Apr 10, 2018

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Self-care as a carer

Self-care as a carer

Posted in : All, Dementia Care on by : Kinga Antal

The state of our mental health directly affects our overall well-being. Being a carer it is just as if not more important to be actively thinking about our mental and emotional self-care. Caring for others while making sure we don’t ..

Mar 19, 2018

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Film review: Wrinkles (2011)

Film review: Wrinkles (2011)

Posted in : All, Film Reviews on by : Kinga Antal

„The long goodbye” The film opens with a strong scene encompassing the frustration and despair that many families arrive to when caring for a loved one with dementia. Rearranging our own life to suit that of an ill family member ..

Mar 5, 2018

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Film review: Alive Inside (2014)

Film review: Alive Inside (2014)

„Who are we without our memories?” The documentary follows Dan Cohen, the founder of ’Music and Memory’, on his mission to reform the way society approaches dementia care. He is bringing music into nursing homes, demonstrating the possibilities that one’s ..