Filter: Year 2018

Aspergers, Autism spectrum, Care, Caregivers
11 September, 2018

What comes to mind when I use the word ‘tantrum’? Is it of a child stomping their feet because they want ice cream for breakfast and are being told to eat their porridge instead…

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Care, Caregivers, Carers, Happiness, Mental health, Suicide prevention
11 August, 2018

The amazing Samaritans offer an invaluable listening service which helps sooooo many people. To show them and the world how fantastic they are, I am running a half-marathon in aid of them on 14th October 2018 :-)

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Aspergers, Autism spectrum, Care, Caregivers, Happiness, Mental health
23 July, 2018

Have you ever been asked what your favourite superpower would be? I have. I have actually been asked this a lot…maybe it’s because many people know that my ultimate dream is to become some-sort of pink-cloak wearing superhero :)

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Care, Caregivers, Carers, Dementia, Dementia awareness, Dementia care, Happiness
11 June, 2018

During 2018's Dementia Action Week, I created five short videos on tips for people living with dementia and those who support them. The videos cover the difference between Alzheimer's Disease and dementia, resources and support services and making your home dementia-friendly.

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Aspergers, Autism spectrum, Care, Caregivers, Carers, Mental health
15 May, 2018

I was about 20 when I felt the full-force of supporting my mum. It wasn’t unexpected ... in my late teens she used to call me a lot ... some friends would comment “Is it your mum AGAIN?!” and yes it was.

She needed me. She needed to hear my voice, she needed my reassurance, my support and me to listen to her hourly struggles in order to decipher a world she has never truly felt part of.

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  • An interview with Claire Grover-Forde
    29 May, 2020

    Rebecca speaks to the lovely Claire Grover-Forde who is a Support with Confidence PA. Claire has been working as a PA for four years and within the Health and Social Care sector for ten years. 

  • An interview with Dominic Cardall
    12 May, 2020

    Rebecca speaks to the lovely Dominic Cardall about his wife of 33 years Gill.

  • An interview with Charlotte Carp
    5 May, 2020

    Rebecca speaks to good friend Charlotte Carp whose mum lives with a rare form of dementia: Posterior Corticol Atrophy (PCA).