Recently I wrote a blog for Mental Health Conference This Can Happen about being a working carer and how employers can help so I’ve shared it below:
It’s a weird sentence saying that really. We generally associate grief with the loss of someone (or something) that is no longer here, so their physical presence being gone from all existence.
What do those inspirational quotes say…if you don’t experience the negative, you can’t truly experience the positive…well something along those lines, and it really is true. We all go through challenges and upsets; life is like one giant maze that we’re constantly trying to navigate through. This means we can get lost along the way, experience the highs when we see the light but also the lows when there’s only darkness to be seen. And I feel that about caring for mum.
For the past year, I have been working on the We Care Campaign, which has been developed in partnership with Samaritans, Govia Thameslink Railway, Metro Bank and Mental Health Advocates Jonny Benjamin and Neil Laybourn.
The amazing Samaritans offer an invaluable listening service which helps sooooo many people. To show them and the world how fantastic they are, I am running a half-marathon in aid of them on 14th October 2018 🙂
Have you ever been asked what your favourite superpower would be? I have. I have actually been asked this a lot…maybe it’s because many people know that my ultimate dream is to become some-sort of pink-cloak wearing superhero 🙂
During 2018’s Dementia Action Week, I created five short videos on tips for people living with dementia and those who support them. The videos cover the difference between Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia, resources and support services and making your home dementia-friendly.
It is with a really heavy heart when I say devastatingly, there is currently no cure or medical treatment for dementia and I often get asked why?
My heart could not go out further for someone who receives a diagnosis of a condition, and then is told that very little can be done to cure it or halt the progression.