Why do you keep talking to me? What do you want? I don’t understand what you are saying.
This is what can go through the mind of a person living with dementia as they try to navigate their confusing and often frustrating new world
Almost half a million Australians live with dementia – and that number is projected to more than double within 40 years.
Almost 1.5 million people are involved in the care of Australians with dementia...
Carinity is a leading not-for-profit, Christian-based care organisation that has been changing lives of people in need since 1949 – helping individuals and families reach their full potential and live enriched lives. Carinity makes a real difference to people through comprehensive and integrated community services including providing affordable and integrated retirement communities, care to the aged and frail, shelters for homeless youth, help for families and young people experiencing difficult times, support for people with disability, chaplaincy and alternative education for teenagers who struggle in traditional schools. At Carinity we believe in building communities where you feel at home and secure – a place where you are valued, included, where your voice is heard and you are respected.
A Brisbane aged care worker is bringing a smile to the face of the seniors she cares for and supports – in ways beyond her job description.
Francesca Ruxton had not picked up her saxophone for 25 years but resumed playing the instrument to entertain and bring joy to residents of the Carinity Brookfield Green aged care community.
Each week the Diversional Therapist performs “whatever the residents want to hear”, playing along to musical backing tracks she makes herself.
Around 440,000 Australians live with dementia and almost 1.5 million Australians are involved in their care.
However, dementia training is currently not mandatory for aged care and home care workers.
Dementia Australia chief executive Maree McCabe last week told the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality that about 70 per cent of the aged care workforce did not receive any training about dementia as part of their training.
Carinity Home Care is passionate about providing specialised quality service...