Dementia care

Dementia care Is caring for people Who often Do not know They need care And don’t Want to be in care… No wonder They may become Angry and upset

Caring in a multicutural society

In life, whether it is in a professional, friend or family relationship, or it is caring for a person with dementia or some other illness, we often hear the phrase, ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” I think this is a rough translation of the 10th Commandment, and hear it often.…

Meaningful activities

At a focus group with a group of dementia consumers today, Bingo was mentioned as an activity used in aged and dementia care. The room was full of people who themselves may one day be facing aged or dementia care, myself included. Although it wasn’t the topic we were there to discuss, I decided to…

Dementia and Amway

Don’t let dementia become your capricious mistress, something the rest of your life (and that of your family) has to compete with. Don’t live the life of an exile, limited to the symptoms of your or your loved one’s symptoms of dementia. Focus your attention and energy instead on what you have left that is…

The Scottish Dementia Working Group

The Scottish Dementia Working Group celebrated their 10th Anniversary at the ADI 2012 London conference. I found an article today that I am sharing below, written about them in 2008, and am surprised we are not further along the path of consumers with dementia having their voices not only heard, but ensuring significant change, rather…

Pressure to perform

Today, I was feeling brain drained and not up to writing a blog, until I found the following responses sent to me by someone I have met who works in aged and dementia care. I have kept up with your ordeals of late and also read Jane Sherwin’s response in congratulating you for speaking out…