Last week, our CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support students commenced their CHCAGE005 unit; Provide support to people living with dementia.
Many students found this very difficult, and no one was able to remember or complete all the tasks that were asked of them. It was an eye opening experience for many of our students who now can begin to understand the difficulty people with dementia face each day.
Many of our students found it quite a debilitating experience. Even our trainers, Penny and Chris, decided to get involved. “It felt disempowering, it felt as if you’d lost your marbles, and you felt so intimidated by it all”, Chris explained after she undertook the simulation. Meghan, our student, described the experience as “frustrating and hard, and annoying”. Check out their feedback below:
Chris Bird, Lead Educator, discussing her experience undergoing the Dementia simulation
Meghan, student in Aged Care, discussing what she did in the simulation as well as what it felt like
If you would like to find out more information about Dementia, head to this website: https://www.dementia.org.au/