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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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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 »
Almost perfect care home crockery by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health ... perhaps Keith Brymer Jones could make coloured versions of the same set... Read on »
The brilliant Aleah Chapin shows us a new way of loving older women by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health "Emily" "Laugh"   Aunties by Aleah Chapin opens at Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, W1 in October Read on »
While the Band Played On – Adam Curtis by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health This is a great piece of dance film reminiscence by the evr brilliant Adam Curtis. An apology, both to Mr Curtis and to readers of this humble blog: it's been recor ... Read on »
Humans of New York: a poem by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health She asked if I wanted to hear a poem she’d written when she was younger. (At what age, she couldn’t remember) She then recited it from memory. I had her repeat i ... Read on »
Humans of New York: bingo by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health "I live with a bunch of senior citizens. All they do is play cards and bingo. That doesn’t sit too well with me." Read on »
Humans of New York: a marriage by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health My last wife was 47 years older than me.” "47 years??" "Yep. We met when she was 80 and I was 33. She came to the nursing home where I worked, and everyd ... Read on »
Santa's Workshop by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health This was my children's and my favourite Christmas film, despite the fact that Disney made in 1932, over fifty years before either of them was born. For me the brill ... Read on »