Shiobhan Pickering [Sidmouth Community Matron for dementia] echoed concerns that, whilst there is no care home catering specifically for dementia sufferers in Sidmouth, provision should also be made to ensure there is a future for younger people – who will be the carers of the future.
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A Sidmouth community nurse was the star of the show last week, when she appeared on a special ITV documentary.
The town’s NHS dementia matron, Shiobhan Pickering featured on ‘Nursing the Nation’..., celebrating the unsung work of nurses and carers who look after patients in their own homes.
Shiobhan’s main aim is to help patients live well with dementia – allowing them to remain independent in their own home where possible.
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Shiobhan Pickering's colleague, Andrew Stevens, Chair of the Older People's Subgroup, has written to the Herald on the subject of dementia:
‘Dementia aware’ is not damagingSaturday, November 23, 2013
As chair of the older people’s sub group, health and social care team for Seaton, Axminster and Sidmouth, I would like to make reference to your front page story “Let’s lose our God’s waiting room tag” (, November 8).
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