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Model of care based on Monessori method making a difference


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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.

Courageous Conversations

Three short clips including:

1. The unexpected positives of dementia

2. What annoys you most about living with dementia?

3. What should people know about dementia?




The hidden cost of dementia


Glenda, Keith and Graeme are living with dementia in Australia.

They have shared their experiences of living with dementia, the stigma that they've experienced as a result of their diagnosis, and their views on the small things people can do to help create a dementia-friendly nation.



Finding the Why; Enabling active participation in life in Aged Care.

 This short film captures the essence of giving real meaning and purpose to life to those living with dementia. To find out more about UnitingCare Ageing, visit



My Dad with my dog


Charles Sasser is a Korean war veteran and has Alzheimer's. In the past year, he has slowly stopped talking. His daughter, Lisa Abeyta, posted this video of her father visiting with the family dog, Roscoe.

What followed is an incredible moment when he briefly gets his speech back and began speaking clearly to Roscoe



 What is that?

'What is that?' is a touching, and very beautiful video portraying a moment in time of the relationship between one father and his son. A four minute sketch on dementia produced by Constantin Pilavios, delivers a message that is simple however moving - a story that some of us may relate to.

The language is Greek with English subtitles. It takes almost a minute before the story begins as some of the credits are at the beginning; however, it is worth the wait.




A different visit

This is an 8-minute presentation by Dr. Cameron Camp of the Center for Applied Research in Dementia, created to help families and friends have purposeful and rewarding visits with loved ones who have memory loss due to Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia.

The presentation centres on the use of Montessori-based activities, which are effective in engaging people with memory loss.