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Foster Care and dementia diversealz

vicky bannister     ‏@vmbannister                       Feb 7

@angescott666 it’s an attempt at amusing description of living with parents with dementia to raise awareness. #diversealz

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On a positive, Shared Lives schemes can make person living with dementia feel valued esp. when in tamilies that can’t accept…#diversealz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clearly, Shared Lives for ppl living with dementia is still in infancy. What qualities would one look for in potential “carer”? #Diversealz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For example, single male, expert dementia carer, how easy would it be to receive a shared life placement cf former foster carer? #diversealz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shared lives could be beneficial to people with early onset dementia or those living alone. Alternative to residential care #diversealz

 

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Another diversealz I missed, was to talk about foster care and dementia. Or “shared lives”. Topic arose due to: Fostering for the elderly launched in Leicestershire (jan.2014) daily telegraph: http://bit.ly/1jgTAbj . Plus this article: Leicester City Council seeks foster carers for elderly people (jan.2014) BBC: http://bbc.in/1hT2zPe 

One thought on “Foster Care and dementia diversealz

  1. Hi there,

    I am a fellow caregiver and just came across your blog – sorry to see you are in the same position, but if you are anything like me I hope your website provides some sort of outlet…

    I have been a young(ish!) carer for my mother-in-law, who suffers from dementia, for the last three years now.

    I am in the process of creating a new poetry site primarily aimed at carers, but also people with dementia as well – http://dementiapoetry.com.

    The blog is an honest account of my experience of caring over the last few years in poems – some silly, some exasperated, some happy, some sad – of my last three years caring for my mother-in-law, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, and is aimed at helping to support other caregivers in a similar position.

    If you would be happy to link to me, I would gladly return the favour!

    DG x

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