Dementia Care – Using Colour, Music, and More

Counselling Insights

Mar 8 2023 • 50 mins

Vicki and Family Therapist Wilma Schroeder discuss the growing area of dementia care. They explore a perspective shift from valuing others for their cognitive abilities, to valuing the whole person and relationship. Wilma shares many practical tips for enriching the life of someone living with symptoms of dementia, such as using colour and music, as well as key steps for family members and carers to attend to their own wellness. Wilma shares her hope for a future with dementia-friendly communities.

For more resources in the areas of trauma, mental health, counselling skills, and violence prevention visit and for further reading on dementia care read Wilma's blog.