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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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Today I went to Exeter ... by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Today I went to Exeter to discuss a possible heritage memory project I've been developing around children's rhymes and how they get remembered and passed down through ... Read on »
    According to th ... by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health     According to the BBC News web site , holiday camp company Pontin's has been placed into administration, although its parks are continuing to operate normally. ... Read on »
An interview with James Murray-White and his mother who has Alzheimer's disease. Part Two by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health The story so far...  First I wrote to James... "Very sorry to hear about your mum. It's such a journey, dementia, and I hope there'll be an opportunity to talk about i ... Read on »
Brené Brown on TED talk about vulnerability by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health My lovely daughter Poppy sent me off to watch Brené Brown on TED talks . She is a "vulnerability researcher" at the University of Houston, studying authenticity, sh ... Read on »
"...I didn't ask to be a senior citizen, I was drafted...” by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Happy New Year to everyone!                           "The truth is I'm getting old, I said. We already are old, she said with a sigh. What happens is that you d ... Read on »
"...I remember it well..." by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Remember where you were and what you were doing when you first heard about the September 11th attacks in New York City eleven years ago today? The chances are th ... Read on »
"Memory is like a dog that lies down where it pleases..." by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Really, I'm far too busy  to be writing this blog, what with attending conferences about ageing and health, writing up our REAL Communication training programmes and ge ... Read on »
"Thursday Afternoons" by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health This is a short film by Barry Cromwell about artist Georgie Meadows' inspirational tea dances for older people in the local community, which have been running in Monmou ... Read on »
'Ejection head' by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health                                    It's a shame for Marie Antoinette that she was beheaded.  Apart from anything else, she came up with a great 'bon-mot' for o ... Read on »
'What I Learnt' at thinkpublic by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health ' What I learnt ' is an activity that Alice Osborne created at thinkpublic, to capture internal learning and share it more widely. Here's one I like! Read on »
'Yer all bleeding legs you are! by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health    I have been asked to write the latest bulletin for AgeUK My Home Life about communicating with people with a dementia. As a result I have been revisiting things I h ... Read on »
...the greatest gift that I possess? by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Nic Askew's latest short film – an interview with Kathryn Temple, founder of The Happiness Foundation, talking about choosing happiness.  Something to reflect upon ... Read on »
1 December by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health "I would like David Beckham (37) to be at my Christmas lunch. It's all about football, obviously. Yeah right Suzy, whatever! He would also be kind to my family ... Read on »
10 December by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health I'd like Kate Bush to be at my Christmas lunch. Why? Well, because I love her music and her philosophy but also beacuse she is a very private person and doesn't ... Read on »
10 suggestions for an "ideal world" for people living with dementia? by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Monica Heltemes posed an interesting question on the "Dementia Champions" LinkedIn discussion group recently. She asked, "What would be an ideal world for pati ... Read on »
10 years of dying at Dignitas by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health While euthanasia and assisted suicide are illegal in the UK, other countries, like Switzerland, do permit assisted suicide in specific circumstances - and Dignitas i ... Read on »
11 December by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health I’d like my Mum to be at my Christmas lunch because almost everyone knows what that’s like, but I don’t. Mum died when I was three and I have no memories of ... Read on »
12 December by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Christmas lunch? I'd like to invite Nat King Cole (93*) – he could croon in my ear as I prepare the lunch, then waltz Mum around the sitting-room after we've ea ... Read on »
13 December by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health "I would like to have Claire Vale at our Christmas lunch – she always does my nails really well and I'd like to say thank you." Thank you very much Barbara ... Read on »