Festive wishes…

It is Christmas Eve in Australia, and after reading an article yesterday about really having time away from the daily routines and work, I have decided this is my last blog for 2015! I have had a truly incredible year, full of many highs and at least as many lows. It is wonderful that I have…

Christmas, family, friends, loss, grief, and hiraerth

If you are someone with dementia, or supporting a person with dementia, remember they may have hurts and losses, perhaps even similar to what I describe below, but consciously or unconsciously exacerbated with all the ‘joy’ of an occasion like Christmas, that is ripping up their heart inside, and making them seem more anxious, upset or angry. They…

Slow learners…

This is a simple, succinct quote on who’s got the problem in caring for or communicating with people with dementia, and if this point was taken seriously, and considered fully in the dementia sector, 90% of the so-called ‘challenging behaviours’ we are so negatively and glibly labelled with would probably never surface… If you can’t understand…