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  • Liz Charalambous
    Liz Charalambous Mon, 18/01/2016 - 13:48

    I popped down to our ward this week to see how the new carer’s passport is going.

  • Victoria Hill
    Victoria Hill Fri, 08/01/2016 - 11:14

    My co-founder and I launched Growing Support in 2013 after our own experiences of visiting older relatives living in care and finding them lonely, bored and frustrated despite being surrounded by people.

  • Alistair Burns
    Alistair Burns Mon, 04/01/2016 - 11:42

    Only a few years ago it would have been a real challenge to get a room full of people interested in dementia, to garner excitement and a real sense of possibility for what could be done.

  • Gill Oliver
    Gill Oliver Mon, 04/01/2016 - 10:57

    On a damp, dark evening in November around 80 people came together at County Hall to think about how to meet the challenge of dementia. People came from all parts of Nottinghamshire, from many different organisations and backgrounds, each with a p

  • Justine Schneider
    Justine Schneider Wed, 16/12/2015 - 09:32

    I am on a suburban London train and eavesdropping on a conversation behind me in an almost-empty carriage. The two ladies are in their sixties, I'd guess, discussing their families.

  • Kevin Harvey
    Kevin Harvey Thu, 03/12/2015 - 11:10

    On 1st February 2010 the writer Terry Pratchett, author of what he self-mockingly referred to as ‘inexplicably popular fantasy novels’, gave the 34th Richard Dimbleby Lecture.

  • Tom Dening
    Tom Dening Tue, 01/12/2015 - 15:39

    Peter Ashley died on 10th November 2015. This brings to an end a remarkable life and he is much missed by the people who knew him. He made a great contribution to how dementia is perceived, spoken about and responded to.

  • Sky Blue Lad Mon, 23/11/2015 - 10:50

    At this point in time I am recording events to give the reader an idea of life with dementia the elephant in the room.  Mixed dementia following stroke is a double whammy as you are never sure what is the cause of presentation.

  • Sky Blue Lad Mon, 23/11/2015 - 10:41

    There is no treatment for vascular dementia in the NHS. Once diagnosis has been made advice is for healthy living with a sensible diet and  regular exercise.

  • Nancy Wed, 18/11/2015 - 14:50

    Safety and autonomy when capacity is compromised.  My mum has dementia.  She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease last year although she had been deteriorating for a while prior to that. 

  • Gill Oliver
    Gill Oliver Wed, 18/11/2015 - 13:00

    Dementia Day-to-Day or Dementia Day, today! Well, if you are caring for someone with dementia, every day is Dementia Day.

  • Peter Kirwan
    Peter Kirwan Wed, 18/11/2015 - 11:15

    One of my current strands of research in Shakespearean performance is how memory works in relation to the use of quotations.

  • Sally Tue, 17/11/2015 - 13:33

    Today is our wedding anniversary. My Husband does not know, and for that I am glad. If he knew, he would be devastated at not having bought and written a card. No-one ever chose cards quite like he did.

  • Neil Chadborn
    Neil Chadborn Tue, 17/11/2015 - 13:32

    Academics are generally discreet about how their initial ideas for a research project develop. There are lots of reasons for this - some are rational, other reasons can seem a little 'paranoid'.

  • Sally Tue, 17/11/2015 - 13:31

    What saddens me most about my husband's incapacity is his loss and deprivation of the things which he enjoyed, and which brought him such pleasure, and enriched his life.