Six month old Lola re-ignites energy and speech among people living with Dementia
Morleen is 83 and living with dementia. She’s one of Feros Care’s residents at Bangalow Residential Village.She – like most people living with dementia – is often agitated and hard to understand. She appears to not be connected to what’s happening around her, and is generally frustrated.Enter Shelly Fletcher, Feros Manager, and her six month old baby Lola. Shelly and Lola visit the residents at the village each week.Shelly said
“As soon as Morleen sees Lola, her speech improves, her body is upright and she has an incredible maternal energy. Lola triggers fond memories for Morleen – probably as a mother and grandmother.”
“I’m so pleased that Lola can spark such a noticeable change in people like Morleen. And it’s not just Morleen benefitting. Lola and I get a real kick out of visiting each week. I’d encourage other families to visit – the Village is a non-judgemental, calm and interactive place that is baby friendly.”Click on the below video to witness the difference 6-month old Lola makes to the life of Morleen who is living with dementia.