Filter: Year 2019

Care, Caregivers, Carers, Dementia, Dementia awareness, Dementia care, Happiness, Mental health
17 December, 2019

I always find myself saying to people that guilt is a wasted emotion. It’s there to tell us not to do something again … to learn from our mistakes and to spare us from the dreaded heart-wrenching, fierce knot-in stomach feeling that can immobilise our whole bodies.

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Care, Caregivers, Carers, Happiness, Mental health
6 November, 2019

Recently I wrote a blog for Mental Health Conference This Can Happen about being a working carer and how employers can help so I've shared it below: 

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Dementia
30 July, 2019

As we all know, having a healthy appetite is one of life’s greatest pleasures – from delicious fruits and vegetables to sugary treats.

We are also aware that good nutrition is vital for our health, independence and wellbeing and this can be even more important in people living with dementia.

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Aspergers, Autism spectrum, Care, Caregivers, Carers, Dementia, Dementia awareness, Dementia care, Happiness, Mental health, Suicide prevention
23 July, 2019

It’s a weird sentence saying that really. We generally associate grief with the loss of someone (or something) that is no longer here, so their physical presence being gone from all existence.

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Aspergers, Autism spectrum, Care, Caregivers, Carers, Happiness, Mental health
11 July, 2019

What do those inspirational quotes say…if you don’t experience the negative, you can’t truly experience the positive…well something along those lines, and it really is true. We all go through challenges and upsets; life is like one giant maze that we’re constantly trying to navigate through. This means we can get lost along the way, experience the highs when we see the light but also the lows when there’s only darkness to be seen. And I feel that about caring for mum.

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LATEST PODCASTS
  • 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).

  • An interview with Kirsty Inman
    28 April, 2020

    This week Rebecca is joined by Kirsty Inman for an open and honest talk about how Kirsty managed her dad's diagnosis of both Alzheimer's disease and Frontotemporal dementia from the age of 56.