Stories

Dogs 4 Dementia: Focus and joy through companionship

2 September 2016 When the door of Rolf and Vyrna’s inner city Melbourne terrace opens, a striking black Labrador with a wagging tail beckons you in. It’s Jiyu, Australia’s first dog for dementia. More than a pretty face and a wagging tail, Jiyu has been specially trained to respond to Rolf and Vyrna’s body language and commands.

Music Engagement

5 August 2015 Music plays many roles throughout our lives, but never has its power been so closely followed as it is in the aged care industry. When language cognition and verbal communication decline, people who no longer speak or comprehend conversation can often still sing and even recall lyrics.