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…

Stop the presses! Research highlights now available online.

Remember Me Principal Investigator, Emeritus Professor Margaret Holloway heralds the online publication of our first research highlight documents. It’s hard to believe but the ‘Remember Me’ project is well into its final year. The period since my last update has seen all project streams actively engaged in data analysis and report drafting and I am…

Making Memorials: behind the scenes at a memorial masons workshop

Remember Me researchers Dr Nick Evans and Dr Yvonne Inall had an opportunity to join a tour of a memorial masons workshop in Hull as part of Heritage Open Days 2017. Stone memorials remain as enduring markers to the departed around the world. Seen as an everlasting memorial, the decisions about what kind of stone,…

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…

The Modern Day Funeral: A Celebrant’s View

Guest Blogger Phil Spicksley writes on some considerations in planning the modern day funeral. Over many years when a person died the Funeral Director would attend and say to the family, “I’ll send the Vicar!” This should not be the case nowadays because more and more grieving families require and deserve a choice when it…