Dr Pat Baines, Art therapist and counsellor, Alzheimer's Australia (Tas) Inc
Pat said "The project is a really valuable one."
“Place an object in the hand of someone living with dementia, and you have given them a key to unlock their memories.”
“People living with dementia cannot just “imagine”. A tangible object in their hands opens the way to recalling past times.”
Mem Fox, author of "Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge"
Mem said “I am enormously happy that [the Wicking Centre researchers] are using ‘Wilfrid’ in the way I hoped it would be used when I wrote it back in 1983."
“Mem wishes the project team all the very best in their wonderful endeavours.”
Mem thought you might be interested in the background to this story which can be found on her website.