Category: Dementia

Dementia
Louise Morse

An extraordinary woman

Did you see ITV West’s news clip of Dr Jennifer Bute?  When I saw it I thought, not for the first time, how easy it would be to assume that she doesn’t really have dementia.

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Dementia
Louise Morse

Stories that show the way through dementia

Yesterday, Dr Jennifer Bute and I were interviewed for a Podcast that’s broadcast from America. (I’ll post the broadcast date when I have it.)This is a Podcast with a difference. It’s based on how stories influence the way people understand various issues in life – in this case, dementia. For instance, do we communicate well with people with dementia, by telling them a story? (It depends on the person and the stage of their dementia.) But we communicate with their care givers and families with stories very well – particularly true stories.

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Caring for older people
Louise Morse

The power of worship in dementia

Worship helps us to hold ourselves together. In one of his devotional books, Selwyn Hughes, one of Wales’ best-loved preachers, pointed out that in worship we find unity, not just with God but within ourselves.

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