Forget Me Not Program

Image of Forget Me Not logoPatients living with dementia and delirium are benefiting from the 'Forget Me Not' program at Royal Perth Hospital.

The program is staffed by a dedicated group of trained volunteers, who offer comfort and support to patients with cognitive impairment, specifically dementia and delirium.

The ‘Forget Me Not’ volunteers are able to provide patients with a friendly face, emotional support and practical assistance at a time when they needed it most. This person-centred care can reduce patients’ anxiety
and distress levels in an unfamiliar environment, which can assist with recovery.

Image of volunteer with patientIf being a 'Forget Me Not' volunteer sounds like something you are interested in, please check you meet the below requirements before expressing your interest:

  • an interest or experience in older people or people with dementia
  • respect for the beliefs, values and culture of others
  • good communication skills
  • have not experienced a major personal loss in the past year (preferred)
  • ability to contribute as being part of a team
  • over the age of 18.

If you would like to become involved with the ‘Forget Me Not’ volunteer program contact Elaine.Newman@health.wa.gov.au.