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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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