Dementia awareness

If you are someone with Dementia or a family member caring for someone or you work with individuals with dementia, then please know that you’re not alone. In the darkness that can be Dementia there are people out there who can help. If your concerned it’s better to see your GP as soon as your can, at times there are some illnesses that can mimic the symptoms of Dementia and it’s good to be able to confirm what you are dealing with.
Since I supported an individual with Dementia a number of years ago the information out there has exploded and become more proactive.
I work as an assessor facilitating a qualification that can be so helpful in supporting you to understand dementia.
So check out sites that will give free training, or free guidance. Some will let you download for free.

http://www.scie.org.uk/publications/dementia/index.asp

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Let’s get it right 

 Let’s not lock ourselves up from being able to do our job out there in care. Look out for help and guidance. There are lots of places to go to enable you to remove the chains and to allow support and help in.
Asking for help is not wrong it’s the key to independence and choice.

Here is a version of the Care Act Regarding carers and their rights. Worth a read and also in this there is a support group for carers.

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/pages/carers-rights-care-act-2014.aspx

Also the carer or soon to be carers prepare yourselves. It seems at present for new carers. 

I feel this is a good idea and should happen for all care staff out there. Its basic care knowledge that will set you on the right track to commence supporting individuals that are vulnerable in a way that ensure dignity and respect, as surely that is a basic right.
http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Standards/Care-Certificate/Care-Certificate.aspx

Welcome to Pull Up a Chair and Lets Talk Care

As I have worked within the Care sector for over 20 years I feel there is a need to have a place to chat about the things that happen within care and how we can smile about them at the end of the day. Whether you are a full time carer of a family member or a healthcare working within companies this place here right now is a place of positives and honesty of what it can be like out there in the care world. Its about sharing snippets of humour, to share support networks that are out there and to share knowledge.

Ultimately I would like it to be a place to show care in a positive light.11407293_1610030399236995_901733959132680691_n