Allan does laps in a V8 Supercar
For many, a diagnosis of dementia and progression through to the later stages of the disease comes with the unnecessary relinquishing of adult activities that may carry a degree of risk; in part due to the safety concerns of loving family members and carers.
At Alzheimer's Queensland, we work with clients and their carers to build strategies and support people with a diagnosis of dementia to continue meaningful adult activities, allowing for the dignity of risks associated with these activities as well.
Allan, a client of Toowoomba Multi Service Centre, has a love of cars and is interested in motorsports and like activities. Last weekend, a staff member accompanied Allan to Willowbank Raceway for a V8 supercar hot lap!!
Allan was extremely excited when he found out he was going and really enjoyed the ride in the car. He expressed that his favourite part was on the 2nd lap when the car went sideways around the corner. Allan felt proud and was able to bring the video footage back and share with the other gentlemen at the centre.