Giving A Priceless Dementia Gift

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This is a festive dementia story with a very happy ending….

“Dear Anthony
Just saying thank you really doesn’t come anywhere close to what you have done for us both today. To see Norman so animated and happy was fantastic and to have 2 hours to myself without worrying if he was OK was sheer luxury. His trophy is in pride of place on the mantelpiece and will have tinsel added for Christmas!!
He is looking forward to coming again in the New Year and has new golf shoes to look the part.
Have a wonderful Christmas.
With love and an enormous THANK YOU
Annie”
Sometimes the shortest stories are the best ones, and the smallest gestures the most valuable – some would say priceless.
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To all our followers, have an enjoyable, rewarding and relaxing festive season.
And finally, to all my fellow social entrepreneurs, keep the faith. You work is amazing!!!
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Seasonal Greetings To Families Living With Dementia

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Please take a moment to reflect on the headline…..

There are millions of people out there that have no idea how hard it can be to make Christmas special for a person living with dementia.

 

Whilst the majority of families settle into the cosiness of the festive season, the challenges of life go on for those touched by dementia.

At this time of year they need our love, support, compassion and friendship more than ever….

Sadly, dementia is here to stay and will touch thousands of more families every Christmas.

 

We don’t mention this to dampen your spirits – but we do so to make you understand how important it is to reach out and show support and compassion this festive season.

It’s the most precious gift you can give this Christmas… and beyond

The beauty is it costs nothing, is sincerely appreciated and eternally priceless

Merry Christmas to you all….

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Personalising Dementia Support

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We are all individuals and like to receive personal service and attention. We dislike being “just another face in the crowd” or a “number in the queue”.

When you’re diagnosed with dementia, the need for personalised service  becomes even more important. What excites and inspires one person can disappoint and upset another. It’s a very fine line that dementia carers and service providers have to walk.

Get it right and it’s one of the most rewarding experiences in life. Get it wrong and it can be traumatic for everyone involved.

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Unlike many healthcare solutions, you can’t just prescribe a standard treatment plan for dementia. With public sector resources being stretched to breaking point, it’s becoming increasingly challenging to deliver quality and personalised support that improves the lives of families living with this devastating disease.

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If we are really serious about delivering “life enhancing” services, then we need to start embracing more of the amazing work being done out there by social enterprises. Their services and products are being developed with “real people” in mind, going through one of the most devastating times of their lives.

I’m proud to say that personalised, dignified and compassionate delivery is at the heart of everything we do at Golf In Society. Our customers seem to like what we do – and we love it too….

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