A couple of weeks ago (back when we could stand next to each other in our office), Janet Bill, our Director of Operations, who is also a qualified Nurse, explained what you can use instead of hand sanitiser, if you can't get hold of it in shops. #COVID19https://t.co/W3JjtLZy9R
On 21st September, 25 of us are taking on the challenge of the three peaks – three of the largest mountains in the UK (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowden) – all in 24 hours. Not a small challenge! Why are we doing this? Sadly, in February this year The Good Care Group’s Operations Director Dominique Kent and her husband Iain Gordon lost their daughter, Ellie at the age of 4 years following complications with a condition that Ellie had lived with from birth – see her story below. Ellie’s family had to make the heart-wrenching decision to stop feeding her and one of the few comforts at this time was the care and support they received from the incredible, Helen and Douglas House Hospice. The hospice relies totally on donations and fund raising activities like ours.
British actress Carey Mulligan is to lead the Alzheimer’s Society running team at the ‘Run to the Beat’ half marathon which takes place in London on Sunday 8th September. Carey, who is an Alzheimer’s Society ambassador, has set up a Just Giving sponsorship page to raise money for the event, which details her motivation for taking part: “My grandmother has dementia, so this is something that’s really so important to me and my family.
A group of Irish and Italian people with Parkinson’s disease gave an Irish dance performance at a health conference in County Clare – three years after an Italian neurologist set up a study group to examine the effect of Irish set dancing on Parkinson’s patients.
At The Good Care Group we understand how difficult it can be for families when a loved one is living with dementia. There are so many unanswered questions around this topic and it can be difficult to know where to turn for help and advice. We support many families through their dementia journey and find ways to help them through what can sometimes be a challenging time. On Saturday 28th September 2013, we are delighted to hold our 10th Understanding Dementia Event in London.
In February, the daughter of our Director of Operations, Dominique Kent and her husband, Iain Gordon, sadly passed away. Ellie Gordon was a beautiful and bubbly four year old who was born with a complex disability, having a diagnosis of both Dystonia and Mitochondria disease.
A recent survey from dementia charity Alzheimer’s Society and the James Lind Alliance has revealed the top research priorities of people affected by dementia – and has found that research into dementia care is just as important as the search for a cure.
The Department of Health has published a set of draft rules designed to introduce a ‘national minimum’ level at which people will qualify for care. The new structure will replace the current system with four specific bands, ranging from ‘low’ to ‘critical’, and is intended to avoid the postcode lottery associated with standards of care across the country.