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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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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 »
A portrait of Grace, with grace by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Last week, The Daily Mail published a portfolio of photographs by Connecticut photographer Susan Falzone  documenting the daily life of her aunt, Grace, who has ... Read on »
Walkies! by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health On 14 September, my lovely daughter Poppy and I are walking 10Km at Holkham Hall in Norfolk to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society, in memory of her gran an ... Read on »
The incredible shrinking brain... by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health We may have big brains (at least some people I know do) but we seem to be losing brain density. It's nice to know that we're more peaceful these days, although a quick ... Read on »
What is Love? by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health If only it could be like this for everyone.   Read on »
The Nutrition of Mental Health by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Here's a nice infographic about foods and exercise that help maintain body and memory. I'm left wondering about US doctors' relationships with drug companies (not to me ... Read on »
Why our busy lives may reduce compassion by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health I often speak about TIME as being central to good compassionate care. In a survey we ran last year with MY Home Life , "The Big Care Home Conversation", the thing th ... Read on »
Using reminiscence to get to sleep in hot weather by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health On this morning's BBC news website, James Egan from Oxford adds his novel tip for sleeping better during the hot weather: "I lie on my back close my eyes and t ... Read on »
Tommy on Tour by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Tommy and his Mum's story need no introduction.        Read on »
Getting different players round the table by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Last week, a group of university academics, FE college representatives, commissioners, training providers, care home owners and a small bunch of independent practiti ... Read on »
Spraying dementia? by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Zaganas I ,  Kapetanaki S ,  Mastorodemos V ,  Kanavouras K ,  Colosio C ,  Wilks MF ,  Tsatsakis AM . Source: Neurology Department, Medical School, University ... Read on »
A different spelling of Carer? by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Katherine Whitehorn wrote this thoughtful piece in The Guardian in April this year: "Carers come in all shapes and sizes, and as more and more of us fail to ... Read on »
Vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce – and a cherry on top by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health As it's nearly the weekend,  I thought I'd share a joke. Ronald Reagan told this one at a dinner in 1985, four years before he left the White House and nine yea ... Read on »
Barbara and Malcolm Pointin's Web of Care by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Barbara Pointin cared for her husband, Malcolm, at home, until his death from Alzheimer's disease in 2007. She was a lively participant in the "Dying in a Domestic Sett ... Read on »
Some excellent web sites if you are interested in older people by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Singing for the Brain (and also for fun!) Promoting intergenerational issues Read on »
SCIE research – dying in a domestic setting by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Earlier this year I was invited by lovely Pamela Holmes, Practice Development Manager at  SCIE to facilitate a day's workshop to explore and collect the experie ... Read on »
Poetry Please! by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Facilitating conversation sessions with older people is always a pleasure, so it's lucky that it's something I do regularly – and the sessions are nearly always high po ... Read on »