Dementia Australia has launched the final module of the Ask Annie app, ahead of Senior Employees Day on Sunday 7 August.
The free body language module adds new content to the Ask Annie app – providing carers with interactive, self-paced teaching modules to refresh, strengthen and hone their skills. Download them here…
Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe AM said the new module will help carers have positive interactions and build confidence by developing their knowledge of body language and the impact the body can have.
“Good communication in the care of people with dementia is essential. Being aware of our body language and how it can be interpreted, and ensuring it is as positive as possible, can help people with dementia feel comfortable, build confidence and feel comfortable. connect,” Ms. McCabe said.
Body language is physical behavior used to communicate a person’s thoughts and intentions.
“Facial expressions, body posture and even the personal space you provide can make all the difference in the experience of a person with dementia when interacting in everyday contexts, whether eating a meal or helping him take a shower,” Ms McCabe said.
“We are very pleased to offer this as gifted content, in honor of our aged care staff,” Ms McCabe added.
Dementia advocate Bobby Redman, chair of Dementia Australia’s Living with Dementia Advisory Board, says the app will be very helpful in helping carers be aware of their body language, which is so important, especially language skills decline.
“It’s key to remember that our senses are affected by dementia – vision, hearing and touch all change, and we may experience things very differently,” Bobby said.
Dr Cameron Camp presenting the new module