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Helping volunteers to help you

Helping volunteers to help you

By Philly Hare, Co-Director Innovations in Dementia CIC During this current difficult period, many thousands of people will be ‘doing their bit’ by supporting their fellow citizens in their local communities. Some of them will be coming into contact with people with...
What’s it like calling a helpline?

What’s it like calling a helpline?

Hi, I’m Meghan, a Dementia Adviser for our telephone support service at Dementia Connect. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of so many people, all over the country and all over the world. This has caused a dramatic change in routine for many of us and, here...
Why talk about death? Dementia and Advance Care Planning

Why talk about death? Dementia and Advance Care Planning

By Zoe Harris, carer for her late husband Geoff who lived with dementia, creator of the Remember-I’m-Me Care Charts, Mycarematters and the My Future Care Handbook. In my household this weekend we’ve been talking about what music we’d like at our respective funerals –...
The joy i find in photography

The joy i find in photography

By Wendy Mitchell I’ve always loved taking photos. Before, when I was trundling around the country, taking photos use to keep me calm on a train, but now it’s part of my daily routine now that we’re in this bubble of strange world. I get very confused if I don’t have...
Create a daily routine that’s right for you

Create a daily routine that’s right for you

By Keara O’Connor We all follow daily routines. Often without realising it! From a cup of coffee in bed in the morning, to the time we have our dinner. Routines can be reassuring, reduce anxieties and help give us confidence . They can also help us to make sure we...