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  1. Dementia Friendly Houseshold?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Lad View Post
    Following attendance at a Dementia Friend's seminar yesterday I am wondering how I can make changes in our set up to make things easier. I think we are a little better now at having daily routines around domestic duties. We have relatively set times for eating and carers have their duties. However, we made a silly mistake yesterday by shopping late in the afternoon and unloading our purchases in the dark. However there are things in our house that we may have overlooked.

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  2. Becoming A Dementia Friend

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Lad View Post
    The second session of my Induction for my role in the Memory Service (Dementia Engagement) took place yesterday. Along with two other volunteers I attended a session to become a Dementia Friend. Once gain I have nothing but praise for the way the session was organised. In a short period of time we were given an insight into what life with dementia could be like and the possibilities of 'living well' with the condition.

    As Dementia Friends we have made a pledge to turn our understanding
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  3. Admirable Admiral Nurses

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Lad View Post
    I agree with Stanley Admiral Nurses should be available to all. Our Memory Service gave me a leaflet on A N as soon as my O H was referred. I meet with Heather once a month for a counselling/advice session and can phone or E Mail her in between our meetings. She has a very large case load but always gets back to me. Without A N and T P I think I would have gone under and things are at an early stage here!
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  4. Admirable Admiral Nurses

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Lad View Post
    I have posted before about having the good fortune of Admiral Nurses in Cleethorpes and Grimsby. Yesterday I attended a one of our monthly meetings, the topic being: how relationships change when dementia begins to take its toll. Two sex therapist were also on hand at the meeting to discuss the changes in behaviour that can take place when dementia sets in. Once again I thank my good fortune that I have Admiral Nurses and they are prepared to deal with some of the real issues that confront us
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  5. Blanket Approach Worked Wonders

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Lad View Post
    Lots of friends on T P have advised against the one solution fits all approach as every situation is different. The BLANKET APPROACH worked wonders here yesterday. Three under the blanket and I had to guess who they were. H S G in the middle flanked by two granddaughters. What a delight and they would have played under the blanket all afternoon. I am sure it reminded H S G of those happy days playing with her own children.
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