August 12, 2022

Ask Annie is a cell app by Dementia Australia, supported by Gandel Basis, that provides brief, self-paced studying modules to assist care staff refresh their expertise. The app shares suggestions and instruments that assist staff present higher care to these dwelling with dementia. Nia Pericles, an Australian Filmmaker, offered household movies to make use of for the event of Ask Annie. Right here, she explains why she selected to share such private movies:

“To have the ability to share my household’s experiences by way of this app has been extraordinarily humbling and really rewarding,” Ms Pericles mentioned.

“The app is participating and intuitive and I completely love that it teaches empathy and respect when participating with individuals dwelling with dementia.

“By sharing footage from my household’s private journey, I hope to assist present real-life experiences for customers on an accessible platform.”

Dementia Australia Enterprise Innovation Supervisor Dr Tanya Petrovich mentioned having Ms Pericles’ help helped to show the non-public strategy the app goals to offer customers.

Ask Annie applies a person-centred strategy to creating expertise, which ensures customers learn to put the person and their wants on the forefront of each interplay and Nia’s movies present a beautiful real-life instance of this,” Dr Petrovich mentioned.

With the help of Gandel Basis, Ask Annie is now obtainable for particular person obtain with the primary three introductory modules gifted to help the aged care sector.

Ask Annie may be downloaded by way of the Google Play Retailer or Apple App Retailer.

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About Dementia Australia

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Dementia Australia is the supply of trusted data, training and providers for the estimated half one million Australians dwelling with dementia, and the virtually 1.6 million individuals concerned of their care. We advocate for optimistic change and help important analysis. We’re right here to help individuals impacted by dementia, and to allow them to reside in addition to potential. Irrespective of how you’re impacted by dementia or who you’re, we’re right here for you.

For help, please contact the Nationwide Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500. An interpreter service is accessible and the Helpline is open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays. The Nationwide Dementia Helpline is funded by the Australian Authorities. Folks searching for data may also go to