Children's Book - Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge

YouTube video of the children’s book ‘Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge’ author Mem Fox. Read by Bradley Whitford. 

Wilfrid lives next to a retirement home, and his favorite old person is 96-year-old Miss Nancy. Everyone says Miss Nancy has lost her memory, and despite the fact that Wilfrid doesn't even know what a memory is, by accident he helps her find it. 

Read this as a springboard for a discussion about memories, family members, neighbours/friends, and all that 5 year olds talk about.


Adapting Your Home - Help sheet

The physical environment can have a major impact on a person living with dementia. This Help Sheet produced by Dementia Australia provides information for families and carers on how to create a dementia-friendly environment that maximises the wellbeing of people living with dementia at home and increases their participation in activities.

Environmental Assessment Tools for the Evaluation of Australian Residential Facilities

This project was supported by a grant from the Primary Dementia Collaborative Research Centre, UNSW, as part of the Australian government’s Dementia: A Health Priority national initiative. © Hammond Care, as represented by the UNSW Dementia Collaborative Research Centre 2009. The Dementia Collaborative Research Centres acknowledge the financial and other support provided to this Project by the Australian Government. The views expressed in this work are the views of its author/s and not necessarily those of the Commonwealth of Australia.