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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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Humans of New York: Brandon Stanton by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health   I lived in New York for a while. I can vouch for it being full of fascinating people of all ages. It's a city where the old have their place in a way that we do ... Read on »
Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple. by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Regina Brett wrote this list of wisdoms when she was 90, to celebrate growing older. Lots of people are wise beyond their years and she's definitely one of them! I ... Read on »
An eccentric by any measure by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health At Christmas, many of us may feel overwhelmed by the influx of inanimate objects – but for a few, compulsive hoarding is a serious problem that takes over their life as ... Read on »
Humans of New York: English Assignment and hope for the future by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health "It’s an English assignment." “English?” “Yeah. We had to build a robot and then write an essay about what it can do.” “So what does your robot do?” ‘It’s suppo ... Read on »
Humans of New York: happiest moment by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health "What was the happiest moment of your life?" "Any time I wake up and nothing hurts." Read on »
Humans of New York: spirit of Christmas by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health 10 January: "Just trying to keep the spirit alive." Read on »
Humans of New York: blessings by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health I tried to give him a tip, but he waved me off. “I’m just blessing people with my music,” he said. Afterwards another confused man walked up, searched for a bucket, ... Read on »
Humans of New York: empathy by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health She’d roll twenty yards ahead, stop, turn around, and wait for Grandma. Read on »
Doing Pointless Things just for Fun by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health To my mind, playfulness is one of the keys that makes us human. When I spend conversation time with people who are living with dementia, I observe that this is as true ... Read on »
Being ALIVE! to the world of older people by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health I first met Tim Lloyd-Yeates at a National Life Story Network event a few years ago. We had a good conversation about our passions for older people's memories and als ... Read on »
Jared Diamond tells it like it is by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Jared Diamond looks at how many different societies treat their elders – some better, some worse – and suggests we all take advantage of experience and investigates c – ... Read on »
Only in England by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health At the weekend I went to see the exhibition of Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr's photographs at the Media Space in the Science Museum. I have long been a fan of both pho ... Read on »
As above, so below... the hub of the nervous system by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Connecting, responding, absorbing, learning, doing, remembering – and fizzing: the incredible brain. This is the centre of our cognition and our attention, ... Read on »
Eating your greens – an insight into dementia care health by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Active Minds  sells great products for older people with dementia, including Many Happy Returns, the reminiscence conversation trigger cards. "Suzy's Mum, ... Read on »
Where did you get that hat...? by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health I love the work of Riita Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth. Yesterday Riita was nominated as one of  5 candidates for  Ars Fennica ,  the most prestigious art prize in Finland ... Read on »
B. NICE. by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health OLDER people with depression may also experience trouble with mental function according to new research that has linked higher levels of homocysteine in depress ... 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 »
Here's a special fifth anniversary treat! by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Meet 98 year-old Hal Lasko, "The Pixel Painter".  Hal Lasko, better known as Grandpa, worked as a typographic artist in the days when all type was drawn by hand. He ... Read on »
Older People's Day by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health We all know that people are living longer. Within the next twenty years, a fifth of the UK population will be aged 65. Yet for many, this age doesn't mean being ol ... Read on »
Memory Boxes can be contemporary too by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health London artist Ludovica Gioscia is fascinated by hedonism throughout history. She uses found objects to unfold stories from baroque art and architecture or the food orgi ... Read on »