Wattle’s innovative program for people living with dementia – Australia

Day 26: Dementia Awareness Month 2014

A small rural health service in Australia’s Mallee region has been recognised for its breakthrough program to support people living with dementia. Nurses and carers at Rural Northwest Health’s Wattle unit in Warracknabeal, Victoria, have developed a capability model of care and other techniques devised from the Montessori training method. Residents of Wattle who previously spent their days in a vegetated state in front of the TV, are now performing useful tasks and engaging in activities. The results are having an amazing effect on the residents and their families as well as the staff involved.

Published on YouTube Jun 30, 2013

10 thoughts on “Wattle’s innovative program for people living with dementia – Australia

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  2. So good to see people being still regarded as important and necessary. The staff seem incredibly patient and kind. Nice facility! I have to ask though if PWD are aware of how childlike the jobs are that they are given? I worry they may feel humiliated but then again, maybe they don’t know? I am not sure how much they are aware of…Thanks for sharing. Happy weekending….Much love…VK


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