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‘Away from home’ toileting



OPENING THE DOOR ON ‘AWAY FROM HOME’ TOILETING For up to 5million people, going out for more than a couple of hours is not a spur of the moment decision. It’s a decision that takes considerable planning and finite timing. Why? Because they have special needs that mean they cannot use a conventional wheelchair-accessible toilet. …

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Dementia care in hospitals



Dementia care at meal times in acute hospitals Almost a year on from my last post here on dementia care in hospitals, and I’ve done a lot of work on my developing my research proposal – reading, learning, literature reviewing – but sadly not a lot has changed for people with dementia in acute hospitals! …

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Health and social care research



Have your health and social care services been replaced or removed? The University of Birmingham are undertaking some research and your support in this would be appreciated. Decisions are often made to change the health and social care services that are available to patients and service users. Sometimes this involves setting up new services and new …

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Social Care – Why Society Must Understand and Value it Before it is too late!



The value of social care to society To ensure that social care continues to support vulnerable people, society as a whole must understand how social care works, recognise its value, understand the challenges it faces, and share the responsibility for driving the sector forward. People who understand how social care works essentially fall into two …

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A round up of dementia blogs



Dementia Blogs We have researched the net and linked below a number of dementia blogs from a number of different sources around the internet.  Dementia is clearly an important issue and one that more and more people, both from an individual and family perspective.  We recognise that at this time people come to the internet …

Frontotemporal dementia
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Why home care could be the ideal choice for your aging parents



Returning the favour: Why home care could be the ideal choice for your aging parents When it comes to parenting, there is no ‘right’ way. When we become parents ourselves, we start to realise just how difficult it can be to raise a family. Children don’t come with a manual, and for the most part …

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Living with Dementia – A positive personal experience



Life with dementia and other illnesses This is a blog post by Ken Clasper, a prominent campaigner on dementia. My background When I was originally diagnosed, I was not sure to expect from life, because life as I knew it, was about to change completely. It was no good worrying about it, I just had …

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Carers – The UK’s unsung heroes – What can we give back?



Carers – The UK’s unsung heroes The UK’s 7m unpaid carers are amongst the most giving people we know. They are all around us, caring for mums, husbands, daughters, sons, brothers, grans, friends….the list is endless, and they do this free of charge and unconditionally because they have an emotional connection with the person they …

live in elderly care
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