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Care is a Relational Issue

Posted in Care, Care Regulation, Dementia Project News, Legal issues, Publications, Research, and Social Care Reform

On this carers rights day, I thought it would be useful to reflect on some of the key arguments in my recently published book, Duties to Care: Dementia, Relationality and Law. This book, which is the latest publication founded on data collected from the dementia project Duties to Care research,…

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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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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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