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I was really interested to read Dr Mark Taubert’s thoughts about social media in palliative care. Here at Clarke Willmott we are firm believers in the power of social media. On most days, our blogs, LinkedIn and twitter posts  include a news story about dementia, care, capacity, the Court of Protection, end of life care – the list goes on.

These are not always legal matters, but when someone is in a difficult situation, finding a network of like-minded people who have experienced the same issues can be a lifeline. Caring for a loved one who has had a diagnosis of dementia and needs long term care can be isolating, so learning about a service or an adviser can make a real difference.

Through our social media presence, we have met (virtually and in person) some great people – all are interested in the individual and want to raise awareness about the help and support that is available.

Doctors, lawyers and other professionals are no longer inaccessible – contacting us through social media can be done at any time, day or night. We are always interested to hear from people ‘out there’ and welcome interaction. if you are not already following us, we are on @CWCoP. Or call me on  Please get in touch!

If you or an elderly relative need advice regarding access to health or social care provision then contact me or a member of our Elderly Care Team on 0345 209 1495.