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What Makes an Effective Dementia Care Trainer?
Since the first Dementia UK report in 2007 on the economic impact of dementia there has been a slow, but
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Art, Dementia. Communication, Connection and the Community
The umbrella term of ‘the arts’ comprises of a wide range of activities and outcomes, and art may be interpreted
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Sleep and Dementia
Many individuals may struggle with sleep at various points in their lives and impaired sleep may impact upon quality of
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Polypharmacy and Dementia
As health and social care trainers we straddle the medical and social model, and believe whole heartedly, holistic, and integrated
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Dehydration and Ageing
Potential impact of dehydration: Dehydration reduces the padding over bony points within the body and may lead to pressure sores.
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Types of Depression
Depression “If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to
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Deprivation of Liberty – Are we spending public monies wisely?
Deprivation of Liberty – Are we spending public monies wisely?    Trish O’Hara April 2015 I for one, am fully
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Mental health myths and facts
Myth: Mental health problems are rare. Reality: 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in any one
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What is mental health?
Mental health? What do we mean by that? Something we take for granted, something that we don’t become aware of
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Wellbeing is Outcome by Trish O’Hara
Wellbeing is Outcome – by Trish O’Hara March 2015 So the opening chapter of The Care Act is all about
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Loss and Dignity by Trish O’Hara Feb 2015
Blog by Trish O’Hara – Loss and Dignity Having just lost someone so very dear to me – This blog
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‘Oiling the Cogs of the Brain’
Last year the Care Act became law signifying the government’s intention to overhaul the care system. With an ageing population,
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