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Supporting women with dementia

2014-09-15

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

2014-08-11

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

2014-08-04

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

2014-07-10

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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