Articles

16 August 2018

How setting up a business aged 88 has helped dementia sufferer Margaret

Margaret’s daughter Heather O’Neil encouraged her mother, who has always been creative, to start making paper flowers and other crafts after she was diagnosed with dementia in 2012.

 

YORKSHIRE POST

 

 

22 June 2018

So proud of my mum ... still making her beautiful flowers everyday ...

We have now raised £500 for the Alzheimer's Society and we have been featured in their Friday Fundraiser!

 

 

FACEBOOK/CREATIVECARER

 

FACEBOOK/ALZHEIMERS SOCIETY

 

 

06 October 2017

Sometimes Happiness can be Found when Looking at Old Photos

Heather looks after her lovely mother using Art Therapy, Music Therapy and Animal Therapy in a daily care routine. She is the founder of “Creative Carer” page, her mission is to inspire and give ideas to those caring for loved ones with neurological disorders.

 

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18 May 2017

A Paper Flower Tutorial to Help Improve Dementia Care

Finding the right activities for your loved one can be a challenge, and you must stay creative and persistent in your attempt to find what makes your loved one happy.

 

TOGETHER IN THIS TUTORIAL

 

 

10 Aug 2017

Heather’s dementia story: 'What really helps me look after Mum'

Heather O’Neil cares for her mum Margaret who lives with dementia. Over the years, she’s developed some great strategies and creative ways to make the caring journey a little easier on everyone.

 

UNFORGETTABLE BLOG Pt 1

 

 

07 Sept 2017

Heather’s dementia story: Alzheimer’s has taken Mum’s memory, but I won’t let it take her happiness'

In her second blog instalment, Heather O’Neil explains how she helps her mum Margaret to continue her creative hobbies whilst living with dementia.

 

UNFORGETTABLE BLOG Pt 2

 

 

02 Nov 2017

Heather’s dementia story: "Making these flowers brings Mum great joy"

In her third blog instalment, Heather O’Neil reveals how her mum Margaret is still putting her creative skills to great use

 

UNFORGETTABLE BLOG Pt 3

 

 

26 Sept 2017

Need something to help your loved one find a purpose?

How one caregiver discovered that art therapy can be rewarding and stress reducing for herself and her mom.

 

CALMER WATERS

 

 

09 July 2016

How to Improve a Parent’s Life with Dementia

Heather O’Neil’s mom, Margaret, has dementia, and Heather has found activities that enrich her mom’s life.

 

HUFF POST