Going somewhere? Plan, prepare and be patient

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  • On 27th May 2016
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Taking a person with dementia out for the day can seem like a nice idea, but if it’s a break from their normal routine it can be stressful for them. Christina Macdonald reveals how she handled day trips and appointments When you care for a person with dementia, you develop strategies for coping with everyday […]
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Designability at The Alzheimer’s Show

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  • On 13th May 2016
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Find out how we ‘Design for People’ at The Alzheimer’s Show Designability will be showcasing how they ‘Design for People’ at The Alzheimer’s Show 2016 on 10-11 June 2016 at Olympia, London, on stand G12. The team are inviting people to join in and share their daily experiences and challenges which current products do not […]
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Walk a mile in their shoes

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  • On 12th May 2016
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When caring for a person with dementia, it’s easy to focus on practical tasks and not have time to think about how the person is feeling. Understanding situations from their perspective can make you a better carer. Words: Christina Macdonald One of the many struggles I used to have when caring for my mother was […]
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