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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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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 »
Humans of New York: love and sex by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health After I took her photo, she stuck her cheek out for a kiss. After I gave her one, she said: “Isn’t love great?” "Yes it is," I replied. Then she leaned in and said ... Read on »
Humans of New York: broken hearts by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health She was sitting alone outside a nursing home. “When I moved here,” she said. “I had to give up my cat for adoption. There were two broken hearts. Hers and mine.” ... Read on »
Humans of New York: a singing reindeer by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health “Why are you hiding?” I asked. “I’ve been coming here for 27 years,” she said. “The manager doesn’t like my singing animals. So I like to haunt him!” Read on »
Humans of New York: a message of love at Christmas by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health “When my husband was dying, I said: ‘Moe, how am I supposed to live without you?’ He told me: ‘Take the love you have for me and spread it around.’” Read on »
Humans of New York: honesty is the best policy by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health "I always ask couples what their favorite things about each other are…" “Well we aren’t a couple. We’re just friends. I’m helping him walk.” “Oh, um…..” “But ... Read on »
Humans of New York: hiding from each other by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health "People need to communicate more." "How so?" "They hide too much. From themselves and from each other." "Is there something you’re hiding that you wish you weren ... Read on »
Humans of New York: learning to have a happy mindset by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health "You’ve got to learn to approach everything with a happy mindset— even the things you don’t want to do." "That sounds difficult. How do you do that?" "We ... Read on »
Humans of New York: timing bad tempers by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health "I’ve been married 50 years. If I was to give one piece of advice to young couples, it’d be this: Never lose your temper at the same time. If somebody’s really m ... Read on »
Humans of New York: not rushing by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health "It’s important not to rush through life so much that you don’t find time to do the things you really should be doing." "What things do you wish you’d made more ... Read on »