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...
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.
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...