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Sarina Russo
Sarina Russo May 10, 2018

Tackling Dementia Is Our Generation’s Duty

Australia has a growing ageing population - and with it a growing number of people with dementia. Dementia currently affects more than 420,000 Australians, a number that is predicted to increase to more than a million without any medical intervention by 2056. Dementia is the single greatest cause of disability in older Australians and the third leading cause of disability overall. As the older generations deal with age related conditions like dementia, it’s up to the younger generations to...
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Sarina Russo

Sarina Russo

Sarina Russo Institute offers industry focused education and training. Like what you are reading? Then perhaps you will like our courses too. The Sarina Russo Institute have a number of courses that highlights the important elements of caring for the elderly that goes beyond “task oriented” work. The Diploma of Community Services or the Certificate III in Community Services provides students with a pathway to various roles in the Community Services sector. While our Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability) capitalises on an industry with great career opportunities, providing a course that gives job seekers a qualification and entry into an industry which helps people in need

empathy and aged care
Sarina Russo
Sarina Russo Apr 17, 2018

The Power of Empathy

When working as a carer in the aged care sector, it’s important to have certain - and somewhat specific - personality traits or qualities. One of these is empathy for the elderly. Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from their perspective - essentially the ability to relate to what another person feels. And going from understanding how they feel to acting up on it. When caring for the elderly, it can be rather...
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Sarina Russo
Sarina Russo Jan 10, 2018

Resilience of Aged Care Workers When Caring for People Living with Dementia

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. Resilience is...
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Sarina Russo
Sarina Russo Dec 12, 2017

Emotional Intelligence: What’s the Impact on Care?

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...
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