Tag: Arts (use of the)
Mask theatre company Vamos is running an Arts Council-funded project which puts people with dementia and their carers at the centre of its work. Honor Hoskins describes the shows and how they have been received
Vol 26 No 2 Pages 12-13
James Tolhurst and Marc Block were commissioned to bring music to “culturally disadvantaged” people with dementia. How did it work out?
Vol 26 No 1 Pages 32-34
Opportunities for arts activities in care homes are often limited and their value may go unrecognised. Emma Broome and colleagues ask whether a more ambitious approach is required
Vol 25 No 6 Pages 24-26
Nicci Gerrard, novelist and co-founder of John’s Campaign, describes the transformative role of the creative arts in dementia care
Vol 25 No 6 Pages 20-21
‘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 »
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
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
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
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
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