The number of people with dementia is increasingly growing - and with it, the number of people caring for them.
Currently in Australia, there are more than 400,000 people living with dementia. And that number is growing everyday, with around 244 people developing some form of dementia everyday.
So what does it take to care for people living with dementia? Some may say patience, others may say kindness, but a vital skill that many underestimate is resilience.
Sarina Russo Institute offers industry focused education and training. As an organisation, they place value on providing an outstanding learning experience. SRI understands the importance of offering flexible delivery while equipping students with the skills, knowledge and support to achieve successful employment outcomes.
Most people are aware of IQ - it’s often the measure used to see how “smart” a person is. But in a society that places emphasis on being “smart” - is IQ what you need to be the best at your job? Especially if you’re in the career of caring?
Though there is absolutely an element of intelligence in every job, there is also something called EQ - also known as the emotional quotient - which acts as the other...
Caring for the elderly is a huge responsibility and, as many aged care workers will tell you, a huge blessing.
When training to care for the elderly, many carers can get caught up in the mundane theory of the work. They find themselves simply checking-listing their work and doing the tasks that are expected of them.
But in being so task-oriented, what happens is that the carers can “forget” what is really the most important part of their work -...