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Apr 22, 2019

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Art & Dementia: Living in the moment

Art & Dementia: Living in the moment

“All of our art experiences are the same as they would be for anyone else. We just make some slight changes to make it more comfortable for someone living with dementia and a family member or friend.” This month I ..

Mar 4, 2019

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Carer interviews: ‘Their home first. Our work second.’

Carer interviews: ‘Their home first. Our work second.’

“All of the bad press for the carers – don’t tar us all with the same brush. All the bad is out in the news because other staff members have spoken out against it.”- Catherine In my previous blog, I ..

Feb 25, 2019

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Carer interviews: ‘There’s nothing more rewarding’

Carer interviews: ‘There’s nothing more rewarding’

Posted in : All, Dementia Care, Personal Experience & Interviews on by : Giulia Melchiorre

I had the privilege of speaking to four remarkable women that have spent a lot of their time caring for people with dementia. Their professional and personal experiences have given them unique insights into what it means to look after ..

Feb 11, 2019

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Dementia: why you should care

Dementia: why you should care

Posted in : All, Personal Experience & Interviews on by : Giulia Melchiorre
  • Every 3 seconds someone in the world develops dementia, by 2050 the number of people with dementia is expected to exceed 130 million, and the total estimated cost of dementia will double from 1 to $2 trillion within the next ..

    Jul 25, 2018

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    Be kind to yourself

    Be kind to yourself

    After finishing University I found myself in a position, where I had so many choices to make, but no idea of what I wanted to do. In high school I had always envisioned that it would be easy to fall ..

    Jun 25, 2018

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    Perspectives of dementia in Latin America: Bolivia

    Perspectives of dementia in Latin America: Bolivia

    I have been travelling through Bolivia for the past month, and before coming here, I knew very little about this South American country. It is not a country that is much discussed in Europe, yet, I think the case study ..

    Feb 12, 2018

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    Interview with a researcher: Harry

    Interview with a researcher: Harry

    Harry Harry works as a research assistant in a Neurology Clinic. His work is very varied, and involves research on a number of neurodegenerative conditions, including Motor Neurone Disease, and Dementia. One of the Clinics that Harry is involved in ..

    Dec 18, 2017

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    Interview series at CogniHealth: An introduction

    Interview series at CogniHealth: An introduction

    Posted in : All, Personal Experience & Interviews on by : Kinga Antal

    An Introduction Interviews with people – both professionals and private persons – who have experience caring for those living with dementia. The aim of these interviews is to gain insight into what it is like to live with or care ..

    Oct 24, 2017

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    The Cinnamon Trust: a personal experience

    The Cinnamon Trust: a personal experience

    Posted in : All, Dementia Care, Personal Experience & Interviews on by : Giulia Melchiorre

    My friend mentioned the Cinnamon Trust to me for the first time about a year ago. She was really excited when she told me that she was now walking someone’s dog on a regular basis through this organisation. But the ..