Living with dementia is very difficult. Living with someone who is suffering from dementia is equally difficult. But the Central Coast Dementia Alliance (CCDA) in Australia has taken big steps in making it easier. Senior News Australia talks to the alliance’s chair, Jodi Livesley, on how her group created a community-wide action plan by involving more and more people to register asD “Dementia Friends”.
Here she explains the principle behind the program:
It doesn’t have to be formalised training, it’s gaining that valuable insight, and understanding what the world might look like through the eyes of someone living with dementia – the barriers they face, their day-to-day experiences and different aspects of life it affects.
Read more about CCDA’s groundbreaking efforts in helping those with dementia lead happier and more fulfillling lives!