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Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional

London, United Kingdom
My deep interest and long experience with older people, reminiscence and dementia resulted in the publication of two products to connect the generations who can remember the 1940s and 1950s, Many Happy Returns™ Chatterbox cards. These evidence-based memory trigger cards... Full Bio
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Advent calendar 2014 Day 24 by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health "It would be nice to share a good memory, but my childhood wasn't great. We had more cancelled Christmases than I like to remember! I’m not after sympathy, just have ... Read on »
Happy Christmas everyone! by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Thank you to all of the fantastic lovely people who have so kindly contributed to this year's Advent calendar... and for my part, it's been great fun to do and for yo ... Read on »
Advent calendar 2014 Day 23 by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Today features that essential Christmas staple – THE STOCKING! from Gill Phillips, Rachel Niblok, Sharon Blackburn, Maureen Grove and Grace Walker-Lane. Gill Phil ... Read on »
Advent calendar 2014 Day 22 by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health I have a great love affair with Christmas past. For as long as I can remember, it brought together two families and the promise for me of two solid days of laught ... Read on »
Advent calendar 2014 Day 21 by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health "When the paste tables came out at Auntie Ivy’s house it wasn’t a decorating spell that was anticipated: it was Christmas Day. "Three, wobbly and paint-stained ta ... Read on »
Advent calendar 2014 Day 20 by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health "Even if people with dementia are with others during the festive season, they may feel lonely and isolated. This is because often many sentences begin with 'remember wh ... Read on »
Advent calendar 2014 Day 19 by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health "Christmas was wonderful growing up in the 1970s in the north-east. I was an only one and Mam and Dad made it amazing. I wanted for nothing – downstairs on Christma ... Read on »
Advent calendar 2014 Day 18 by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Three members of the Life Story Network told me about the little things that made Christmas special for them when they were young. "My dad was very artistic. ... Read on »
Advent calendar 2014 Day 17 by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health "Hearing my father’s car arriving in the drive after having visited his patients in hospital on Christmas morning.  That was the signal for our own present-opening to ... Read on »
Advent calendar 2014 Day 16 by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health        "Memories of family Christmas's that make me smile... My best friend Suzy coming over to help decorate our Christmas tree. Feeling around with my fe ... Read on »
Advent calendar 2014 Day 15 by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Some traditional Christmas feast memories from Andrea Sutcliffe... "Family and food feature strongly in my early memories of Christmas – there wasn’t much money a ... Read on »
Advent calendar Day 13 by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health "I've always loved the build up to Christmas. "I had four older sisters and two brothers. Although we did not get anything like the presents kids do nowadays we app ... Read on »
Advent calendar 2014 Day 12 by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health The best thing about Christmas when I was young was Christmas Eve and Boxing Day... We always had something new to wear as part of our Christmas box and we'd be ... Read on »
Advent calendar 2014 Day 14 by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Before becoming Director of Norfolk & Suffolk Dementia Alliance I was privileged to spend 26 years as a fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force . A career in the militar ... Read on »
Advent calendar 2014 Day 11 by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health "The most magical element of my childhood Christmases was the tree. It was always real – my dad would bring it into the house on Christmas Eve. After I’d gone to bed, ... Read on »
Advent calendar 2014 Day 10 by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health "My memories of Christmas when I was a young girl are a mixture of the ‘traditional’ English (or what my mother thought that was) and a carnival of food that was th ... Read on »
Advent calendar 2014 Day 9 by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health To be honest, it's been a long time since I felt very merry at Christmas but there are a couple of things I could mention. As an only child, it was never a Big F ... Read on »
Advent calendar 2014 Day 8 by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Chris Dufty:                    "My memory is the excitement of sitting at the kitchen table with my mum and brother making paper chains! "It was the start of our ... Read on »
Advent calendar 2014 Day 7 by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health "My most vivid memories of Advent and Christmas are from my childhood. Primarily these are visual memories; but not completely. My school chapel was Westminster Abbey ... Read on »
Advent calendar 2014 Day 6 by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Firstly, a scrumptious memory, from Lee Stribling "Christmas in South Africa always meant having a braai (barbecue) by the pool as December is the beginning of ... Read on »