Published on Tuesday 20th of November 2007
Last week I attended the Total Aged Care 'Dementia & Recreation' Conference in Melbourne. This first day was for me very monotonous and repetitive with presenters going over some basic subjects for the umpteen times. The second day was more informative and interesting with updates on insurance, recreational research, multicultural issues and integration x segregation. Overall, it was worthwhile.
On the same subject, there were a lot of companies selling their wares, books, games, music and videos. I made a very silly mistake which I would like to relate so you can learn from my experience. I bought a CD without first listening to it. The CD in question had the grand title of 'Catching Dust in Mid Air'. The melodies and lyrics were supposed to have been composed by carers of dementia people. Great idea! However the CD is in my opinion appallingly bad; silly lyrics, over the top melodies and strident singers aiming at high notes they can't reach. Disappointing! Beware of un-listened CDs!!
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