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Specialist dementia care

 

Ryman villages have been pioneering what it means to live life to the full in retirement for over 35 years. Our approach to dementia care is no different.

Our villages are supportive and caring communities that work to improve the experience of residents living with dementia. We provide a safe environment for residents to enjoy living in, with a focus on experiences, rather than processes.

Our aim is to support not only residents living with dementia but also the people who support them, including family members who are committed to being an intricate part of a loved one's journey. 

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Eldercare Innovation Award – myRyman Life8th APAC Eldercare Innovation Award Winner logo_gen

In 2020, myRyman Life was named Innovation of the Year – Dementia Care Model Solution at the Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards in Singapore.

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We have researched and developed our own model of dementia care, myRyman Life. The model aims to challenge perspectives on dementia and to support people to live in the moment: to feel kindness, love, and security. It promotes spontaneity, laughter, and happiness. To achieve this we need to understand how dementia affects the brain; the progression of dementia and the challenges that arise throughout the journey.

The four quadrants of myRyman Life

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Demystifying dementia

This explores what dementia is and how it affects a person. Addressing stigma, providing prevention strategies, the importance of dementia-friendly communities, and how to separate conditions such as delirium and depression from dementia.

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De-stressing the environment

Adapting the living space encourages easy orientation and independence with everyday activities in life. Effective communication supports lower stress levels and meaningful connections.

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Making sense of my world

Understanding that a person’s ability to maintain everyday activities reinforces their sense of self, and helps them to feel safe in their environment. Effective care partnerships can support a person to live their own life well.

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Quality of life

This helps us to understand that it’s not just about quality of care. It’s about determining what quality of life means to a person. Spontaneity, laughter and fun are central to this.
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