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A, B, C – Art, bubbles, carers

Thank you very much to all who contributed posts to Week 9. Caring emerged as a strong theme this week, both as caring for people and caring about doing things. I was particularly interested in Adrienne McDermid-Thomas’s post about art therapy. My

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AHP : A Hidden Treasure #AHPDementia

Elaine Hunter writes about the Allied Health Professionals who are involved with supporting people with dementia, their families and carers. She provides links to further information and writes about what they are doing in Scotland to promote understanding of what

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Being an AHP Working with People with Dementia

A wonderfully inspiring post by Lynn Flannigan on the AHPScot Blog about her work as an Allied Health Professional, working with people with dementia. She also shares her own experience of caring for her grandmother, and learning how professionals and

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Who cares? We all should care about carers since virtually all of us have been/will be a carer, need a carer, or know someone close who has or will need or be a carer. Lindsay Sim and Sharron McGonigle write

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Caring, volunteering and walking

Hello lovely bloggers, it’s me Kate Bentham again, sitting in the Weekly Blog Club hot seat, well slouching on the sofa to be precise. I hope you’ve all had a good week? I’m going to top that off nicely now with some

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Carers need more than hugs & chocolate.

An amazingly personal blog from Jane McIntyre this week whose family is affected by Dementia. Jane explains how she, her sister and 5 health care professional looked after her dad for the weekend, while her dads partner, Phyllis, had some

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Twitter: Looking Back Looking Forward

Elaine Hunter reflects on her first 10 months on Twitter and first 5 months of blogging. She also looks forward to her new job at Alzheimer Scotland and raising awareness about dementia and the many ways in which allied health professionals

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