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Month: May 2016

Spreading the word: Speech and language therapy for people with dementia

Posted in Care, Communication, and Speech and Language Therapy

Guest blogger Anna Volkmer writes about speech and language therapy for people with dementia. You can follow Anna on @volkmer_anna We are well aware that the number of people living with dementia is increasing at an exponential rate, and will continue to do so for some years to come (DoH,…

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Why Register a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Posted in Care, Court of Protection, and Legal issues

Prof Rosie Harding blogs about legal aspects of living with dementia. One of the findings from the Duties to Care dementia project was that carers would like access to better advice, earlier, about the legal and financial aspects of caring for a person with dementia. The legal and financial aspects…

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Diagnosis: Let’s look at what happens in practice

Posted in Dementia Awareness Week, Diagnosis, and Research

Getting a diagnosis of a dementia can be a very complicated process. It not only involves the patient themselves, but family members or friends, a number of different health professionals, and various assessments and medical tests. If a person is experiencing symptoms of a less common form of dementia, is…

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More Research needed into Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Communities and Dementia Care

Posted in LGBT, and Research

Last month the National Care Forum published a welcome good practice paper focusing on dementia care and LGBT communities. It includes discussion of the ‘Over the Rainbow’ project that I did last year with some support from DEEP, The Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project. The National Care Forum’s paper offers…

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Caring for Mum or Dad – what can be the impact on families?

Posted in Care, Family, and Publications

Caring for a parent living with dementia can be a stressful thing to do. We know quite a lot about spouses or partners who are cast in a caring role because their loved one develops dementia, but we know much less about the experiences of adult children of parents with…

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Ageing and Psychology: Different perspectives come together in Seminar Series

Posted in Ageing, and Psychology

Myself, Prof Michael Murray and Dr Carol Holland ran a seminar series which ended earlier this year on the psychologies of ageing. A write up was in the April issue of The Psychologist and we are now working on a Special Issue of Working with Older People based on it.…

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