Reframing relatedness: Communicating with people with dementia
A one-day workshop for carers, family and friends to share practical ways of communicating with people with dementia
Building relationships is what life is about. Dementia creates challenges for relatedness. As a loved one changes, we need to find new strategies for communicating and engaging, thinking sideways, rethinking time and memory, rethinking what is important about communication.
We invite people with dementia, carers and family members to share your insights, ideas and tips for other carers, and practical strategies that may better enable effective communication across the dementia journey. Our focus is on care provided by family, friends and neighbours, and communities.
Joanna Quilty, CEO of the NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) will be launching the Dementia Carers Australia website, designed by Carers for Carers.
Reframing Relatedness is an initiative of the Department of Anthropology (USYD), the School of Social Sciences and Psychology (WSU), and Dementia Reframed Inc.