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'So Many Beauties' - A Celebration of Creativity in Dementia

'So Many Beauties' - A Celebration of Creativity in Dementia

The Power of Music shines out. Last night I experienced one of the most uplifting musical performances I have been to in my life (and I have been to many).Taking place in the historic setting of Manchester Cathedral, it was a new piece of choral music by Holly Marland generated from…

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Carers singing can aid communication in late stage dementia

Carers singing can aid communication in late stage dementia

I have a dream that all carers of people with dementia sing whilst going about their tasksSinging has always been part of my life – I sang at school, at church, at university, in various choirs and amateur operatic groups, I have been a Musical Director for a children’s operatic…

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How to help a person with later stage dementia shower with dignity

How to help a person with later stage dementia shower with dignity

The problem of how to make shower time less stressful for both someone with later stage dementia as well as their helper appears to be a prevalent one. So, I would like to share my experience of showering my Mum and the strategies we employed to keep the process as…

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Why becoming a Dementia Friend helps one to be everyone's friend

Why becoming a Dementia Friend helps one to be everyone's friend

Late last year I became a Dementia Friend and then a Dementia Champion because I wanted to help others understand a little more about Dementia in order that we can all help people with dementia live as well as possible. (This is not to say that I am an expert.)My…

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All Our Brains Exhibition

All Our Brains Exhibition

We have been very busy over the past week. We were delighted to have been asked by The Valerie Foundation to put up a display of our work at the All Our Brains exhibition. This is a collaborative development project between Sheffield Hallam University's Catalyst: Festival of Creativity, Heeley City…

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How creativity can keep people with dementia eating well even in the later stages

How creativity can keep people with dementia eating well even in the later stages

I looked after my Mum along with my sister for the last three years of her life. Her dementia was progressing and finding ways for her to eat with dignity was becoming more of a challenge. It is important for anyone to have control over things in life, small or large.…

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Why We Think the Etac Shower Commode is the Best On the Market

Why We Think the Etac Shower Commode is the Best On the Market

Hello again,To further develop the theme of personal care from last week I am going to let you know why we think the Etac Clean Shower Commode Chair is the best on the market. Catherine did so much research into shower commodes before we eventually chose this one that she awarded…

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Minimising indignity of personal care help in later stage dementia

Minimising indignity of personal care help in later stage dementia

Being the first blog, I am going to start as I mean to go on and share experiences that I hope will be helpful to those with dementia and the people helping them. I must stress that everything in these blogs will be about our the personal experiences of myself and…

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