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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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Billie Jean Dancing Senior Citizens by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Not quite sure how I missed this before, but here it is now, anyway.   Read on »
The self-portraits of William Utermohlen by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Paying attention to those with dementia is vital because they have much to teach us about living in the moment and just 'being'. Spending time with my lovely dement ... Read on »
We never stop knowing how to love by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health This is Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire, the central site of the UK Governement's Code and Cypher School  which, during the Second World War, regularly penetrated the ... Read on »
Tokyo Reverse – slow TV indeed by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Marathon broadcasts of mundane events have now travelled from Norway to France. Here's a clip from a nine-hour TV film (yes, really) for the France 4 channel. It's ... Read on »
Music 4 Memory from TedX Bedford by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health The Tibbs Dementia Foundation is an inspirational organisation dedicated to providing a range of accessible services and activities for people living with dementia and ... Read on »
Bill by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Here is a case study Suzy Webster at My Home Life Age Cymru wrote for the Older Person's Commissioner Wales for a training session for their volunteer care home visitor ... Read on »
Somebody's mother by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Drawing by the inimitable Viv Stanshall.       Extraordinary, hilarious man, way ahead of the curve. He'd have been 71 today Read on »
New AgeUK campaign by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Age UK is promoting its "new vision" with a TV campaign that drives home the newly-conceived brand positioning: "Love later life." The campaign features a poem writ ... 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 »
RIP Tony Benn by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health I'm sad that one of the much admired men of 20th century British politics – a brilliant man and great thinker, has left this mortal coil. He described his greatest achi ... Read on »
Tony Robinson: A better life, valuing our later years by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Why do we treat older people (especially those with dementia) the way we do?   Read on »
An interview with James Murray-White and his touching film of his mother who has Alzheimer's... by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health The Context 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 it s ... Read on »
Seth Rogen speaks to Congress about Alzheimer's Disease by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health   Thanks to Ian at trainingforcarers for alerting me to this. Read on »
NHS Change Day: “I am a patient – and I need to be heard!” by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health North America Morgan Gleason is 15 years old. Here she expresses what most elderly, frail and hospitalised patients might like to tell the UK NHS about their care, exce ... Read on »
Dementia: The importance of story telling by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health My daughter Poppy wrote this blog for the company Active Minds where she works. She has encapsulated in this article notions that are central to all my work (thanks Pop ... 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 »
Andrew Jenks' documentary from 2006 – Room 335 by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health At 19 years old, Andrew Jenks moved into an assisted living facility, starring, directing and producing the feature film Andrew Jenks, Room 335.  Here's the trailer ... Read on »