Living with dementia: carers’ experiences in their own words

This article was originally on Palliative Matters.

This is the second time palliative care nurse consultant James Daley has used hired actors and verbatim storytelling to bring stories to the stage. The script, which features first-hand accounts by carers of people with dementia whom Mr Daley interviewed, was jointly written by Dr Jane Tolman and Dr Elspeth Correy and Mr James Daley himself. To improve understanding of dementia, facilities managers of residential aged care facilities in Bathurst were keen on supporting the project. They feel that families “don’t understand that it is a terminal illness” when they bring people with dementia to nursing homes, which makes it more difficult for them to instigate the palliative approach.

Read the full article here.


Drama is a fun-filled way of presenting heartfelt stories of our patients’ daily interactions. Will your organisation be putting up a drama production for the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day? The theme for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2017 is: Universal Health Coverage and Palliative Care – Don’t leave those suffering behind, and will be held on 14 October. Email us at to let us know what activities will you be having to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care.

Published on: 21 August, 2017 | Last modified: 21 August, 2017