Understanding Behaviour: Gus’ Story
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Join Colm as he talks to Gina about the challenging journey of supporting her father Gus through a dementia diagnosis and the subsequent unpredictable search for suitable care. This episode dismantles the stigma toward behaviours in dementia and focuses on the importance of person-centred care. Gina and Gus’ story is a testament to the bonds of family, demonstrating how a child’s love and determination for their parent’s safety and well-being changed both their lives.
“I think what’s important is that your family member, loved one, the person living with dementia feels safe and secure and anywhere that opened a door that offered that would be wonderful.”
This episode is sponsored by the HammondCare Foundation.
Find more information on the Specialist Dementia Care Program (SDPC) here.
For further support to those who have a loved one in a care home there is this resource .