Everyone’s relationship with dementia is different. You, or someone you know, might be living with dementia, or maybe you’re noticing your memory isn’t what it used to be and you’re thinking about having an assessment. With over 472,000 Australians living with dementia and almost 1.6 million Australians involved in their care, dementia deserves your attention.
Thankfully, through medical advancements and research our greater understanding of this neurological condition means that, as a community, we are better positioned to identify early signs of dementia to live a normal and fulfilling life.
In keeping with the Dementia Action Week’s theme of A little support makes a big difference, CatholicCare would like to share some valuable tips for people with dementia and their family members:
Designed to help promote conversation when visiting or caring for someone living with dementia, CatholicCare's 5 Keys to Me resource is an easy-to-use and effective way to support people in need.
Once complete, ensure it is in clear view of visitors or carers to the house so they can start a warm and friendly conversation.
CatholicCare Home Care and Dementia Australia believe that the best results occur through a team approach in supporting someone with Dementia, as the demands can often be overwhelming. If you are seeking expert private care or are registered for Home Care Support, contact our friendly Home Care Team to discuss on 13 18 19.