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Thoughts and Opinions


Supporting women with dementia


Jen Marks By nature I am rather carefree and upbeat and although it is important for me to remain so when I am in my support role, I am also aware of the need to demonstrate sensitivity when recounting my weekly escapades! These Lovely ladies are not able to lead the full life that I am blessed with. As a support worker to woman of a similar age to myself, I am profoundly aware of this....  read more ...

The daughter's tale


Ella was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in her 70's a few months before her husband died.  read more ...

The family tug-of-love balance


Jane's parentsWhen I was asked if I would like to write something about women and dementia, my mind immediately leapt to the tug-of-love that many of us face in balancing our various roles as women in the family.  read more ...

Friendships between women


Female friendships are heralded as something very special by those lucky enough to have them. Is the desire to 'tend and befriend' really part of a women's DNA? And can female friendships teach us anything about dementia care? Frances writes about her friendship with Sally.  read more ...

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