Enabling Active Participation in Life in Aged Care

Most of the time I don’t promote specific organisations or businesses, but this clip on YouTube, brought to my attention by a friend thanks Phillip E), is worth adding here. It talks about not only improving the environment, simple things like light and going outside, as well as activities for people with dementia, but how doing that reduces behaviours of concern. OMG… what an extraordinary thing to happen.

People behaving in ways that challenge others, simply because their environment or the way they are cared for is inadequate or inappropriate, nothing to do with dementia at all. Oh, and NO need to drugs or other restraint. A few others are doing this to some extent, but perhaps could learn even more from this experience.

Finding the Why; Enabling Active Participation in Life in Aged Care


14 thoughts on “Enabling Active Participation in Life in Aged Care

  1. What a great message Kate – thanks for sharing. It’s a message for all people of all ages. Life in an aged care home can be about so much more than simply care. If we are truly about giving people a life rather than just ensuring that they stay alive, we need to listen to people’s aspirations and give them options to fulfil their goals for life. As you succinctly and eloquently once said to me: ‘Live until you die.’


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