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Michael Preston
Michael Preston Jul 14, 2017

The Three ‘C’s in Dementia

In my experience there are three C’s in dementia, the first one being Compassion, this word has two levels; the first one is obviously the one that every person caring for a person living with dementia must have and that is passion. Passion is defined as having an overwhelming, powerful compelling emotion that can describe the daily life of a caregiver everywhere; because they certainly are not doing the job for the money which is less than you would earn...
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Michael Preston

Michael Preston

Graduate Dementia Care Specialist

Michael is a trained and qualified aged carer with the Australian Nursing federation. In 2015 Michael graduated from the University of Tasmania with a degree in dementia care. Since then he has completed post graduate studies in Arts & dementia & Creativity in Ageing in March 2017. Michael now works in a memory support facility in Gerringong, where he uses music, arts, drama and laughter therapy for a range of people living with dementia. Michael is also a member of the Kiama Dementia-Friendly Alliance, also the Churchill Fellowship.

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Michael Preston
Michael Preston Jul 7, 2017

Four Letter Words in Aged Care

I use so many four letter words where I work; caring for people living with dementia, but not the ones you are thinking about right now. People who share their lives with us come to LIVE not die; the staff endeavour to make every day special during the TIME we spend with them making every moment count with laughter and humour. I recall when asking my grandmother of 83 what she would like for her forthcoming birthday and she responded...
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