In this episode, we’re joined by Summerset’s Dementia Specialist Shelley Kennedy to chat about a common phrase said by people living with dementia mate wareware in residential care homes: ‘I want to go home’.
Shelley is passionate about supporting people and whānau to live their best life and learning how to live with their dementia mate wareware diagnosis. She is currently employed by Summerset Group as a Dementia Specialist and travels around the country supporting the staff and residents. She has previously managed a Summerset Memory Care Centre in Hamilton. Shelley trained as an Occupational Therapist more than 20 years ago and has worked as a Professional Leader and worked clinically in Older Persons Mental Health teams.