Mastering Dementia

All Home Care Matters was honored to welcome three remarkable guests that all specialize in the field and study of dementia. Each of these guest are Master’s trained and educated in dementia.

The first guest, Bettina Morrow obtained a BA of Social Work from Deakin University, Australia, and a Masters in Dementia at the University of Tasmania, Australia. Bettina possesses experience with intellectual and developmental disabilities, child protection, hospital social work and over 16 years in adult protection services with the past seven years as a APS supervisor in Colorado. Bettina has worked in a professional capacity in Australia, England, and USA.

Our second guest, Sarah-Kaye Page is currently inciting change within the aged care industry. She has worked within the aged care industry for the past 9 years in different roles including personal carer, lifestyle coordinator, and dementia consultant. She has also spent almost 20 years in the hospitality industry. She has helped to create face-to-face dementia-specific staff training programs and is currently undertaking her own research. As a qualified trainer and assessor, Sarah-Kaye also holds a Diploma in leisure and health, a Bachelor’s degree in Dementia Care, and has recently completed the Masters of Dementia, the first of its kind in the world. Sarah-Kaye’s road to her current position has not been straightforward or easy, and she has a passion for ensuring people living within long-term aged care are provided enough stimulating and engaging activities to feel useful, happy, and wanted during their final years. She is about to embark on her P.h.D specialising in lifestyle and recreation programs within aged care systems to provide engaging individualized activities for clients. It is her hope to offer this to the World Health Organisation and Alzheimer’s Disease International for inclusion as part of their National Dementia Plan framework.

The final guest, Tim England has been a guest previously and we are always honored to welcome him back to share his knowledge and expertise in the field of dementia. Tim demystifies and destigmatized dementia in the community and advocates for people living with dementia and their families to live well. Being a Dementia Care Specialist, an experienced Educator, an effective Consultant and an Advance Care Planner he encourages others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia in their community. Tim achieves this by sharing information about dementias pathology, the personal impact of dementia, and what can be done to help.