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Thoughts and Opinions

Valuing women staff in dementia care


Beatrice GoodwinCare homes have had a very bad press lately, but we must not forget those homes which provide good care. I have met many care assistants in residential and nursing homes who provide an excellent service. Most are middle-aged women with no academic qualifications to speak of, yet whose intuitive and empathic reactions to people with dementia are appropriate, caring and imaginative....  read more ...

The living and caring experience


He wakes up and finds me sitting by his bed; his smile is seraphic. He says he has had a lovely sleep. It is unusual for him to sleep like this in the afternoon but the carers say he was very tired. Maybe he did not sleep well last night.  read more ...

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