A Priceless Golfing Moment

Imagine hearing the words "sorry, I know you've enjoyed it, but I'm afraid your golfing days are over" This happens far too often when people are diagnosed with dementia or Parkinson's disease. Dealing with the fact you have an incurable illness must be hard enough, but to be then told that your favourite pastime can... Continue Reading →

The Dementia Care Journey

  When a dementia diagnosis is finally confirmed it has a devastating impact on the whole family. The support families receive immediately after diagnosis varies from excellent to "here's a leaflet with some people you can ring". Overall the initial support is tragically inadequate and erratic across the UK. Getting the right support in place during... Continue Reading →

Playing Golf Improves Lives

For as long as golf has been played, the game has meant different things to different golfers. While a professional might brood about a round requiring 75 shots, an everyday hacker might take great delight in shooting an 18-hole score of 95. Why the difference? It’s all about the mental approach. Golf is, superficially, a... Continue Reading →

Spare A Thought For Dementia Carers

Next time you think you've had a tough day - Spare a thought for dementia carers who spend every day of their lives coping with the challenges this devastating disease throws at them. When I began helping families living with dementia I completed underestimated the power of respite breaks. Providing carers with a few hours to themselves just so... Continue Reading →

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