How would a dementia friendly society memorialise people with dementia?

Guest blogger, Sarah Blair, Administration Manager at Holly Bank Nursing home, ponders the question of how residents with dementia can be remembered and memorialised. I am not a “dementia professional”. I am not a doctor, a nurse or a researcher. I don’t have any qualifications or authority on the subject of dementia, and I have…

A Tribute to Mum

Guest-blogger Pippa Kelly offers a touching personal remembrance of her mother. Kathleen Mary Kelly died aged 90 on Christmas Day 2012.  Even now, typing those words brings a lump to my throat and triggers a myriad of memories and emotions. My mum had lived with dementia for a decade and for the last two years…

Report on Recent Dementia Conferences

Dr Miroslava Hukelova recently attended two very engaging conferences on Dementia. The two events could not have been any more different, yet the discussion proved to be very similar, arriving at similar conclusions. Dementia Quality Care conference in London Attended mostly by practitioners and carers from across the country. Presentations ranged from hearing problems and…

Celebrating the Life? The Hidden Face of Dementia

How do you remember a loved one with dementia? Do you celebrate their whole life? If you have dementia, how do you want people to remember you? These are some of the questions our research is trying to understand. This study aims to explore the ways and means of remembrance of people with dementia. Commonly,…