Love to Move Lead Coach Kim has played a huge part in developing the Love to Move programme, so that it can help more people living with dementia. She also has incredibly inspirational story.
“My Mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2000. My dad was also diagnosed with dementia in 2011. Sadly he passed away the week the programme was planned to start. He was very excited about it and would’ve loved it.
“I learnt a lot from caring for him. He had an amazing passion for music, which has very much shaped the way the program has developed.”
Kim’s personal experience gives her an understanding and insight into how dementia affects the everyday lives of people and families affected by the condition.
“People have problems communicating; some people can’t find the right words to express what they’re trying to say. Basic things like eating and drinking become a major issue.
“It’s very difficult visiting my Mum. Each time I see her it’s like a bereavement. She doesn’t know me, she hasn’t known me for about 3 years, but I can help others.”
And Kim is doing exactly that.
With almost 30 years’ experience in coaching, working in physiotherapy, training in dance for those living with dementia and also adapting gymnastics for disabled people, Kim is in the perfect position to help others.
To date Kim has helped so many people living with dementia, improving their quality of life, through the Love to Move programme.
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