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This will shake your ideas about responsibility – very moving

A Life Beyond Dementia


Published on Feb 1, 2013

Throughout the world, families? lives are changed immeasurably as a consequence of DEMENTIA. But as with all aspects of our seemingly complex lives, things are not what they seem. It has always been possible to see the very same circumstance through the depth of a wiser gaze.

Lives are transformed through such a gaze. My hope is that Olga?s experience will change the very sight you place on your own circumstance. And in doing so, change your circumstance.

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Dementia care apartments to be built in Redditch

A STATE-of-the-art development, including self-contained dementia care apartments aimed at keeping family and partners together, is being built in Redditch.

5:00pm Saturday 2nd February 2013 in News

The development, in Evesham Road, Headless Cross, will include 42 apartments along with communal facilities and a well-being centre.

The work involves the demolition of an existing building, built in the early 1900s and donated to the Red Cross by then owner Dorothy Terry, to be used as a care facility.

The new development will be known as Dorothy Terry House.

High-tech home help

By Charles Laurence , Wednesday 23 January 2013

A new touch-screen system arriving in the UK this year (courtesy of Saga!)

promises to revolutionise old age. It helps to keep older people in their own homes for longer by enabling family or carers to keep a loving eye on mum or dad from afar. Here’s where it all began…
Simple medical information goes into the system too, such as blood pressure monitoring results.Simple medical information, such as a blood pressure reading, can be entered into the system.

At about the time that Michael Murdock began to worry about his mother’s approaching old age, his eye was caught by a stand at a high-tech trade show. It was called GrandCare Systems. Murdock was in business fitting ‘smart’ automation technology to expensive homes – his was a company you called when you wanted to be able to set the swimming-pool temperature from your car, or watch the front gate with hidden cameras. Amid the gizmos and trade tools at the show, GrandCare seemed to be offering something a little different.

‘I thought “Wow”,’ he says. ‘Here was a company with the sort of technology I use, but adapted to help me look after my mum!’

What it was offering was a way of watching over a loved one with a minimum of intrusion and a maximum of communication. And it was easy to use.