The myRyman Life Model of Dementia Care challenges perspectives on dementia commonly held by staff, families and residents and supports people living with dementia to live in the moment, feel kindness, love, security, promoting spontaneity, laughter, and happiness in the moment. The model of care consists of four quadrants and ten elements of happiness and is supported by a Care Companion staffing model; three new assessment tools and a plethora of new education resources. The model was created over a two-year period, in consultation with people living with dementia, people caring for others living with dementia, dementia care specialists and organisations. The model aligns with Ryman’s core philosophy of kindness developing a unique perspective on dementia, equipping the care team with specialised knowledge and skills to provide supportive compassionate care. This programme is being rolled out to 35 Ryman villages through introduction seminars for all staff and relatives, an eLearning interactive support tool and a formal myRyman Life qualification, a 25 credit Level 4 Certificate in Person Centred Dementia Care. The eLearning support tool for all staff, residents and families is designed to increase knowledge and understanding about dementia, provide guidance on supporting a person with dementia to live a full, happy and content life, while supporting the shift from task-based care to experience-based care and from doing to being. The Care Companion staffing model has realised a significant increase in perceived quality of life in the moment and the resident, family and staff satisfaction statistics. Karen will be discussing the journey taken to create the model; the measures of success and the way forward which sees the dementia journey as one to be embraced and lived with a strengths based approach, taking time to pause and appreciate those moments that matter in life.