We have recently undertaken a research project to determine the number of people living with Younger Onset Dementia (YOD) in our community. Our findings will help us establish the needs required to support this group.
Please share this survey link with anyone you know that is living with YOD and/or their carers.
You can complete the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WWHSHSF.
Local musician Graeme Atkins, who is living with younger onset dementia, sings his important message while we travel on a virtual tour of Port Macquarie's coastal walk. Graeme promotes Dementia Awareness and explains how COVID 19 has affected people living with Dementia.
Posted on the Bridging the Distance Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/797392867456736
COVID-19 has been a unique period in history. This film aims to capture the experience for people living with dementia through that time. It is important to record these stories as part of our history for future generations. Participants in the film include individuals with a diagnosis of dementia, family carers, medical staff and support staff.
These workshops provided community engagement, fostered exploration and curiosity for people living with dementia. Participants were found to improve their communication and expressed pleasure with the experience taking place among historical items in the local museum where hidden stories were discovered. Feedback from participant H “I enjoyed it very much. I liked the questions and all the different answers. My grandmother had a fox collar so that part reminded me of her. I liked being right next to the Glasshouse. That was a surprise. I want to go back to the museum and look at everything because a member of my family has her wedding dress there. I have been thinking about my visit a lot.”
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