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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: 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 »
My own little World Alzheimer's Day by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health We've had quite a number of people in our family with dementia over the years, but the person whose experience I was closest to was my Mum. Here she is aged 23 with my ... Read on »
Memory Walk by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health On Saturday, hundreds of people and Poppy and I walked 10Km through the wonderful Holkham Hall Estate for the Alzheimer's Society to remember and celebrate of m ... Read on »
When lies are kinder than truth but our reality is our own by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health I was on a train to Wales to run some workshops last week. My bottle of water came with a free Telegraph. In it, I came across a piece by Max Pemberton about wh ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Rick Phelps tells is like it is – and not a word spoken by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Rick Phelps has been tracking his experience of Alzheimer's disease since diagnosis in 2011.   Read on »
The Incredible Growth of Web Usage 1984 – 2013 by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health You might wonder what this infographic means to the care sector, but given the exponential rise of digital communications, we can't ignore its massive effects on societ ... Read on »
What is that? A sparrow by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health   Thanks to Julie Wedgwood for sharing this! Read on »
Drawing on terrible cruelty by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health "(Eric Mangaud's) drawings transcribe existing photographs operate on a tension between fast (the photograph fixing the image) and slow (the laborious transcription of ... Read on »