In the shoes of…Sarah Reed | Reminiscence and dementia communications specialist and award-winning designer

Whose Shoes? A catalyst for change in health and social care

Day 22 of our “In my shoes” series, looking at dementia from different perspectives, introduces one of my Twitter favourites. As soon as I discovered Sarah Reed, tweeting as @SarahReed_MHR, I saw a kindred spirit and I am a great admirer. I love the resources Sarah has developed to help maintain, or in many cases re-establish, connections with people with dementia. Once again a powerful personal story sits behind the public face…

We are all the sum of our life experiences. But old age often means loss of the things that people hold dear: family, spouses, friends, careers, homes – and tragically, for those living with dementia, their most recent histories as well. To give people with dementia the care they need and deserve, we have to know something of their earlier lives and where they have come from.

Most older people, even those with dementia, have a keen ability…

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