Of loss and love … journeying with a loved one living with dementia – Alice Ashwell PhD

Has your life been affected by dementia? Are you in the early stages of the condition, or are you the care-partner of a loved one with dementia? An attitude of acceptance and a practice of mindfulness helped one woman to transform the experience of her mother’s dementia journey from a story of loss into a story […]

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If you do not use it, you lose it!

  We are all familiar with this phrase and it remains true even when we get older. It reminds me of a comment made during a training session where we discussed ‘Being too helpful isn’t helping’: “So, do we then not teach our children that it is good manners to help older people?” Off course […]

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Traditional Old Age Homes – do we need to change?

GERATEC’s motto is ‘Excellence in person-centred care’.  We have been working hard to assist organisations to change their model of care from the traditional medical model to person-centred care.  More recently, we became involved in Retirement Villages with the aim of ‘Aging in Place’ – where care services are provided to a resident in their […]

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