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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,Read more.
The Mental Capacity Act and Safeguarding
Blog by Trish O’Hara 24 January 2015 The Mental Capacity Act continues to be pivotal in safeguarding Following The CareRead more.
All Challenging Behaviour is a Communication
All challenging behaviour is a communication – by Trish O’Hara Jan 2015 Whilst I realise that everything we do isRead more.
Sexuality, Sex and Intimacy and the Law
Sex and the Law by Trish O’Hara January 2015 Having just spent most of the day writing a programme forRead more.
An Adventure, Music, Dementia and New Zealand – A Personal Story
I feel extremely fortunate to work be part of the collaborative we call 3 Spirit. There have been a lotRead more.
Has self-neglect made safeguarding murky?
I suspect most practitioners were surprised to see The Care Act was very thin when it came to safeguarding. ItRead more.
Targeting Health Care Funding
Health care is a limited resource and most accept that some form of rationing is necessary, but the question is,Read more.
Sexuality, Intimacy and Dementia in Care Homes
When training in dementia care the issue of sexuality will often come up. One overriding principle of my training isRead more.
Day Services Ignored Again
Day services and DOLS Day services have a history of being left out of all legislation. I am sure theRead more.
Assessors of capacity have a lot of responsibility to get it right
With most assessments carried out by social workers or section 12 doctors – especially around the issue of deprivation ofRead more.
The Mental Capacity Act is truly revolutionary
The Mental Capacity Act is simply my favourite law. Principle 3 ‘The right to make unwise and eccentric decisions andRead more.
The Links between Loneliness and Dementia
OK guys, this is me stepping out into the world of blogging for the first time. I hope you likeRead more.