The dementia pandemic is coming and social care isn’t ready

John Ramsay, founder and MD of Social-Ability, warns that the UK is sleepwalking into a dementia crisis, only accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic. As the social care sector struggles to keep up with demand, 50,000 people living with severe dementia are expected to be denied a bed by 2030.  Easing the pressure on social careContinue reading “The dementia pandemic is coming and social care isn’t ready”

How the Power of Intergenerational Friendships Can Enhance the Lives of Those Residing in Care Homes

Neil Gandecha, Estate Manager at Foxholes Care Home (www.foxholescarehome.com) 31 August 2021 writes… It’s no secret that the health and social care sector has been disrupted immeasurably throughout an unprecedented 18 months. Such a testing and unparalleled period has certainly heightened our sense of grief and, at times, seen us lose touch with reality. FromContinue reading “How the Power of Intergenerational Friendships Can Enhance the Lives of Those Residing in Care Homes”

Hydration And Nutrition – Why It Is More Than Just A Mealtime

August 23, 2021 Gavin Henderson, Head of Hotel Services at Shaw healthcare – which operates more than 80 care facilities across the UK – discusses the importance of nutrition and hydration initiatives to keep care home residents fit and healthy…read the article in full at… Carer source: https://thecareruk.com/hydration-and-nutrition-why-it-is-more-than-just-a-mealtime/

An exploration of the experiences of informal carers supporting a relative living with dementia during and after the move to technology-enriched supported accommodation

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  22 August 2019 Janeet Rondon-Sulbaran ,Jean Daly-Lynn ,Brendan McCormack ,Assumpta Ryan  and Suzanne Martin Abstract The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of family carers supporting a relative living with dementia during and after the move to technology-enriched supported accommodation (TESA). The paper explores the informalContinue reading “An exploration of the experiences of informal carers supporting a relative living with dementia during and after the move to technology-enriched supported accommodation”

‘Words come alive’

Des Kelly, Forum Trustee, on the launch of Bringing the Inside Out – a new book of poems uses the voice of people living with dementia  What a year 2020 turned out to be for everyone, especially those in the care home sector. Uplifting news has certainly been in short supply. How wonderful therefore toContinue reading “‘Words come alive’”

Pragmatic Solutions to Care Problems – What does good care look like & how do we look after the carers?

Eventbrite – Gregg Latchams presents Pragmatic Solutions to Care Problems – What does good care look like & how do we look after the carers? – Tuesday, 15 October 2019 at Mansion House, Bristol, England. Find event and ticket information. Pragmatic Solutions to Care Problems – What does good care look like & how doContinue reading “Pragmatic Solutions to Care Problems – What does good care look like & how do we look after the carers?”

Caring for yourself + why I don’t love these billboards

dementia-by-day: http://cargocollective.com/juandiegoguzman/filter/Juan-Diego-Guzman I meet a lot of care partners who look after individuals living with dementia. The recurring theme amongst these care partners—many with varying backgrounds and experience levels—is that they all feel tired. Caring for a person living with dementia is not the same thing as raising a healthy child. Yes, babies are exhausting, butContinue reading “Caring for yourself + why I don’t love these billboards”