The last couple of months, I’ve been grappling with various non dementia and dementia health issues, and had been quieter than usual. Anyway, I’ve decided to go back into my denial bubble for a while, and hence I’m on the road again!
On Monday, I visited Port Augusta, invited by the Nerrilda Nursing Home, and supported by Calvary Community Care, the Port Augusta Council and the Narilda Auxillary. Vanessa Kirkham initiated this trip, and I’ve found a great new friend. I suspect had we met 40 years ago, we would have got up to much mischief, just like I did and still do with my first ever nursing girlfriend Jacinta Lynch!
Vanessa reminded me of the wonderful Sir Laurence Olivier quote, posted here in my last blog from YouTube.
You can read a little bit about my visit here… http://www.transcontinental.com.au/story/4953101/kates-commitment-to-improving-dementia-care/
I’m now in Taipei in my ADI SE Regional Ambassador role, working with them towards implementing the Global Action Plan for Dementia, and setting up a Dementia Working group. I’ll report on that via DAI when we get home, but the highlight today was meeting with the President, who herself has been focused on human rights for some time, hence her interest in meeting me, and decision to find the time for it.
Ps Willie Nelsons song, the same name as this blog, is one on my favourites!