Supporting those living with Younger Onset Dementia

Type: Video 27 mins

Prescription for Life: An interactive educational resource

This interactive educational resource was collaboratively developed by university and clinical personnel for employed carers of persons living with younger onset dementia (YOD) cared for in the home and residential setting.

The goal was to implement a cost effective educational resource to increase knowledge and improve care for staff caring for those with YOD. The final educational resource consists of an interactive talking book that can be accessed electronically by any care provider of those living with younger onset dementia. The final product “Prescription for Life” is now available as an online resource nationally and internationally. The resource contains video links, audio’s from experts in the field and offers a wellbeing approach to dementia care. This project was a collaboration between Edith Cowan University (WA), The Bethanie Group (WA) and Mercy Health (VIC), financially supported by The Lovell Foundation.


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Dr Caroline Vafeas

Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Edith Cowan University and Sarah White, MSc Dementia Studies, Physiotherapist



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