By: admin On: July 1, 2018

He was my elderly gentlemen Obviously, I have a soft spot for our older population. I witnessed the till operator (a lady in her mid to late 50’s) being rude to an elderly gentlemen. It wasn’t the time to pick a discussion with the operator.   Parkinsons Disease Based...

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By: admin On: June 25, 2018

Top Tips for managing this heat wave. It’s ok if summer is your thing, but even the toughest athlete would struggle in this summer heatwave with highs of 29 degrees celsius.  Whether you are young or elderly, there are plenty of tips to keep us cool and manage this...

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By: admin On: June 17, 2018

Evidence-based! You are making an improvement and recording evidence but that is sometimes considered wooly. What have we learnt from the non-medicalised model? The famous phrase, evidence-based. This starts as a new, nervous person attending a class but quickly changes. Friendships form instantly. It is watching old friends catching...

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By: admin On: May 22, 2018

Mum. Affectionally known as The Duchess. My Mum has cared for my Dad for over 25 years. When I say cared… that is changing socks daily, getting him dressed and then undressed, dealing with personal care and all the accidents especially after radiotherapy bowel damage, making the call whether...

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By: admin On: October 17, 2017

Shine Theory Women supporting women is a great thing! Instead of competing against or feeling jealous about other women, befriend them, get to know them and rise together in your own column of power and strength. I recently heard about The Shine Theory created by Ann Friedman and now...

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By: admin On: October 17, 2017

Quoted from a carer who wishes to remain anonymous, from Cornwall He fell over! After four hours on the floor, he wasn’t moving and there was no ambulance on its way. They were extremely busy that day and couldn’t manage. She (the carer) didn’t want to make any further...

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By: admin On: August 8, 2017

Energy cannot be created or destroyed… it can only be changed from one form to another. This is physics, thermodynamics to be more precise. What about our energy? Our drive and perspective? Our interactions and relationships? One of our lovely clients came in to class clearly distressed. She had...

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By: admin On: August 8, 2017

The Legacy I didn’t know that back then I would leave such a legacy. The Eden Walking Group is famous. Ten years ago I found myself glugging wine and swapping stories at a restaurant full of military spouses. It turned out the lady sitting next to me worked in...

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By: admin On: February 13, 2015

Last week as part of one of our training packages, we visited a local residential home to train, educate and motivate the staff. The first thing that I noticed as we entered the home, as is often the case, was the smell.  Carers have many ways of hiding smells,...

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