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Two years on

Briefly reports on the Alzheimer's Society Lesbian and Gay Carers Network.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:17

Blue sky thinking? I don't think so

This is a personal account of the issues faced by carers of a young adult with autism and a learning disability in making the transition from children's services to an adult residential setting, and the ongoing difficulties in maintaining his well-being and ensuring his future quality of life.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

Exploring unforeseen outcomes - examining the potential that personalised technology can have for changing the behaviour patterns of people with learning disabilities

This article explores how personalised technology could have the potential to change the behaviour of people with learning disabilities, enabling them to take more control of their lives and increase their independence. Hft investigates unforeseen outcomes in its work with people with learning disabilities and personalised technology and asks whether personalised technology could be used as a training tool?

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

Explaining about ... day-to-day living with dementia

For sufferers of dementia and their carers, there are many questions to be answered; not only about what the long term will bring, but also simply how to cope with the unfolding of everyday living. In our first article, Graham Stokes looks at some of the practicalities of coping with the illness and offers useful tips and advice that will hopefully provide some reassurance and pointers for managing day‐to‐day tasks more easily.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:11

The care conundrum

Awareness about the role of carers in society and their contribution to the UK economy has been catapulted to the top of the political agenda in recent months following the launch of the first ever Carers' Strategy. Writing at the time of the document's publication, Imelda Redmond looks in more detail at the make up of this six‐million strong group and explains what her organisation is doing to further promote its rights.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09

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