Monthly Archives: June 2016

New Dementia Bays at St Peter’s Hospital

Look out for Dementia Carer Voices, who will be opening the new dementia bays at St Peter’s Hospital on Monday 25th July 12.30-2.00pm. We’d like to thank Louisa Daly, Head of Patient Experience and Involvement,all the team Ashford & St Peters Hospitals

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DCV featured on the BBC!

Did you spot Project Engagement Lead Tommy Whitelaw on the BBC News last night? If not catch up from 11:40 onwards at http://bbc.in/28QfNz2  pic.twitter.com/6ZcBzKjHIi Where he speaks about caring for his mum, and how everyone no matter what your role

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Dementia & Delirium Conference 18th July

With thanks to Janice McAlister, Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Nurse Consultant, NHS Ayrshire & Arran/University of the West of Scotland for the kind invitation to speak at Ayrshire & Arran Carehome’s conference on the 18th July. The conference is about Dementia and Delirium and Project Engagement

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DCV attends NHS Conference

The NHS Conference took place at the SECC on 14th and 15th June 2016.  Dementia Carer Voices showcased a pledge stand at the event, in the hope to share information and ask people to make a pledge.    Well what

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Young Carers Allowance to be considered #carersweek

The Scottish Government will consider whether to introduce a Young Carer’s Allowance in order to provide extra financial support for young people. Topically, the Government made this announcement during Carers Week. The current UK guidelines means only 250 people in

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An oasis in the desert of Dementia

As part of carers week 2016 we’d like to share a poem written by Janet Rutledge, You can see her original post, and more of her wonderful poems and photography on this facebook link: https://m.facebook.com/BbJayePoems/    ‘I hope that by sharing it

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Sharing stories during Carers Week

Its Carers Week and to pay tribute to that we would like to share a viewpoint from Dementia Carer Voices’ Project Engagement Lead Tommy Whitelaw. In this post Tommy reflects and shares his thoughts on the inspirational film about our

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