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Don't forget to follow me on Twitter @donovan_si for daily CST newsy bits, song suggestions and activities ideas (some personal stuff occasionally as well). The blog will remain and continue to grow for more detailed CST activities pages, with a minimum of weekly posts.


If you have any suggestions, please feel free to share them with me. This blog and the linked Twitter account are all about sharing best practice and a free exchange of ideas.


Regular pupdates will also be included ...




Views are my own. Ideas are sometimes borrowed. Person centred care principles always upheld. Dignity and respect based on fun and friendship are the only rules of engagement.


No copyright restrictions, use all of this stuff freely and share it around. CST activities resources that benefit people with dementia shouldn't be about money, IMHO.


Resources are available on line, with a back catalogue to dip into. Publications are all well and good, but we also need fast access to off the shelf bits and bobs we can dip into on an ad hoc daily basis.


That what www.simondementia.co.uk is all about.


Diolch!





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About Me

Simon O’Donovan MBE has worked in NHS Wales for most of his adult life, supporting people with dementia, their carers and families and developing and improving services to benefit this client group. 

He recently retired from working as a Community Mental Health Nurse within a Young Onset Dementia Service and continues to contribute to weekly CST 'Friendship Group' sessions as a volunteer co-facilitator.

 

He has been keeping a weekly 'Young Dementia CST Blog' to share and archive tried and tested activities resources, with the ultimate aim of providing an 'off the shelf' resource library of weekly themed CST sessions which can be used on rotation throughout the year. 

 

The main aim of this website is to share experience and resources freely, in order that others can dip in and out and use some or all of the materials provided in their own CST work. Thus it is hoped, facilitating and supporting the provision of uplifting and enjoyable sessions that optimise people with dementia's quality of life.

This site is not owned by or affiliated to any organisation. It’s a personal commitment, a not for profit exchange of ideas and a resource library which aims to enable more widespread use of CST approaches for people with dementia. 

To this end, 'Guest Blogs' are VERY welcome, but bearing in mind that no images of clients are to be used without their express written informed consent.

Please note that some images are reproduced on this blog from the internet under the 'fair use copyright' principle, in that they will only be used for educational purposes with disability groups and in no way will be linked to profit making activities.

 

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