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Self-Care Apps and Resources

Self-Care Resources The lovely people at Dorset Mind have put together a wealth of self-care resources to support people to feel confident in managing their
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Taking Care of the Carer

This post originally appeared in ‘Julia’s dementia blog‘ in October 2017. We are really grateful to Julia for sharing her personal story with us and hope
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Feasts to Remember by Sally Knocker

Tomatoes on Toast and other Feasts to Remember Food and Memory One of my favourite meals is sliced fresh tomatoes on toast with lots of
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My Mum and Dignified Dining Solutions by Jo Bonser

In November of 2016, my sister and I were told our Mum wouldn’t survive Christmas. These are the words no one ever wants to hear
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Interior Design in Care Homes by Jacqui Smith

Jacqui Smith is an experienced healthcare designer, running HomeSmiths with her husband, David.  She is an SBID Accredited Designer and Chair of her local Dementia
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Book Reviews

We continue to add books to this section. If there is a particular book you would like to see included, let us know at info@mycarematters.org.
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Picture News Care – Resources to stimulate engaging discussions

Using positive news to help care home residents re-visit their past and bring purpose to the ‘here and now’… The Picture News Story – where
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Designing Clothes with Dementia in Mind

Innovations to improve quality of life  As a social enterprise, Mycarematters actively supports small companies and organisations whose mission is to improve quality of life
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Taking a Fresh Look at your Outside Space

Debbie Carroll and Mark Rendell are therapeutic garden designers who encourage care settings to take a fresh look at their care practices in order to
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Supporting Eating and Drinking – Resource for Carers

Eating and Drinking Guidance for Carers This booklet has been designed for all who support someone living with the later stages of dementia. It has
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