Tag: Arts (use of the)


Care professionals: masters of the bottom-up solution

Posted on October 5th, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off on Care professionals: masters of the bottom-up solution

‘Pioneers of social care’ was how Dr Claire Royston described the care professionals who attended the Best Practice conference in Birmingham on September 20.

Organised by Caring Times and sponsored by Four Seasons Health Care, the event brought together dozens of examples of forward-thinking and best practice from care homes across the country.

In her keynote address Dr Royston, who is group medical director for Four Seasons, said care homes needed to raise awareness of the many initiatives being taken to improve the lifes of elderly people and those with special needs.

“There are wonderful things happening in the sector but we don’t always shout about it,” said Dr Royston.

“It is a huge problem that many in the NHS feel that only they have the answers and that they need to tell the care sector what to do.

“We are all pioneers and it … Read More »


Music therapy: positive results, changes that last

Posted on September 18th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Ming Hung Hsu explains how music therapy can help care professionals respond better to the needs of people with dementia, reducing distressing symptoms and improving quality of care

Vol 25 No 5 Page 28


Young dementia: together in perfect harmony

Posted on September 18th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Singing in harmony creates togetherness and belonging among people with young onset dementia. Claire Watts and Sabrina Findlay report

Vol 25 No 5 Page 20


Love is listening

Posted on September 18th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Virtuoso percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie used her listening skills to make meaningful connections with care home residents with dementia. Helen Scott explains how the Love is Listening project worked

Vol 25 No 5 Page 14

 


A poet’s stories

Posted on July 24th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

It is 20 years since John Killick published his first book of poems inspired by conversations with people with dementia. Recently, he has been looking back on these formative experiences and he shares some of the poems which have resulted

Vol 25 No 4 Page 26


Music Mirrors reminiscence resource

Posted on July 24th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Amy Semple and Heather Edwards report on Music Mirrors, which offers a low cost, digitally portable reminiscence resource for gathering musical memories in one place

Vol 25 No 4 Page 14


Imagine… a creative partnership with Equal Arts

Posted on January 3rd, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

What does it take to be an outstanding care home? Joanne Matthewson highlights an innovative arts initiative that won praise from the Care Quality Commission.

Vol 25 No 1 Page 24


Creating community across generations

Posted on January 3rd, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Watching her Grandad’s face light up in the presence of her cousin’s daughter gave Rhiannon Lane the idea for a project – to bring adults with dementia and pre-school children together in creative and fun activities.

Vol 25 No 1 Page 22


‘Soul journey’ to feelings of renewal and fulfilment

Posted on January 3rd, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

“Soul Journey” is a film and exhibition project that aims to shatter common stereotypes and celebrate the creativity of people affected by dementia. Jeff Turner describes how the journey began and where it has led.

Vol 25 No 1 Page 20


We can all act as agents of creative change

Posted on July 25th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Creativity in nursing practice can offer innovative ways to people with dementia of expressing emotion and generating a sense of enjoyment and satisfaction.Kate Mansfield-Loynes, Trish Morris-Thompson and Di Marks-Maran explain, using the example of a unique photographic project

Vol 24 No 4 Page 24



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