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.
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.
At The Good Care Group we truly understand how difficult it can be for the families of those living with dementia. Our established Understanding Dementia event provides families with an opportunity to meet with our leading dementia experts and ask questions to gain insights into the condition and how high quality dementia care can be delivered at home.
19th-25th May 2013 is this year’s Dementia Awareness Week, an annual campaign organised by dementia charity the Alzheimer’s Society to raise awareness of the condition across the country. The theme of this year’s event
Falls Awareness Week takes place in June every year – the 2011 dates were 20th-24th June.
The event is organised by Age UK and is designed to help elderly people and those who provide elderly care to find out more about falls prevention.
National Carers Week takes place in June every year – the 2011 dates were 13th-19th June. The event is designed to support the six million people in the UK who provide care at home for elderly and disabled people, and is a partnership of