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Sunbury Lunatic Asylum
In the 19th Century,

Sunbury Lunatic AsylumIn the 19th Century, mental illness was treated with fear and in many cases, terrible measures were applied to relatively helpless patients. To be committed to an Asylum required the signatures and agreements of two Doctors ratified by a Magistrate. The person was then deemed to be a ‘Lunatic’ and was generally admitted […]

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Tips for Communicating with People with Dementia ~

Good communications tips for any situation• Always approach from the front so you do not startle the person• Determine how close the person wants you to be• Communicate in a calm place with little noise or distraction• Always identify yourself and use the person’s name• Speak slowly– using a lower voice is calming and easier […]