Skateboarding, acrobatics and graffiti at 60 – WOW (see video link below).
This amazing story is not only so heartwarming and inspiring but it also directly emphasises the crucial link between hobbies and well-being.
Whether living a normal healthy life in our senior years or caring for a loved one living with dementia, keeping up hobbies or even finding new ones (who is going to be as adventurous as this incredible human being 🤔😉🙃😊) is vital to enhance well-being.
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Establishing DROP has been a very personal journey for Sharyn and Ross McCarthy, with two living parent diagnosed with the illness (one very advanced and one with a very mild cognitive decline), and one parent passed from dementia.
A recent article in the North Coast Courier provides more insight into the founders thinking and philosophies read more around this terribly challenging and most often exceptionally frightening illness.
With an ever evolving mandate, DROP’s core purpose is ultimately to provide support to all affected people across cultures and societies; as well as individuals and organisations providing vital support services.
A key objective of our organisation is to develop long-term relationships and partnerships with like-minded people, organisations and businesses to help create a paradigm shift in thinking and actions for the support and care of people living with Dementia and Alzheimers, and Senior Citizens.