This project utilizes the link between art and dementia. It focuses on how creative activity can be used to facilitate communication between people with dementia and those around them.
We also strive to develop dementia networks outside of our workshops.
'Making Memories' workshops are designed to appeal to all the senses. Delivered by dementia trained staff the emphasis is on fun.
Each 'themed' session encourages partnership working and incorporates a range of activities from making bread to dressing up.
"You never know what to expect when you enter the room. It's always fun, we both get a lot out of it." - Brenda.
People with dementia can sometimes lose the ability to recall names of things, people and places, but the part of the brain attributed to emotional responses can not only remain intact but can often become more responsive. This is the part of the brain where we can become creative and enjoy art.
The benefit of arts interventions for people with dementia is widely recognised. However the needs of carers and families of people living with dementia are less well catered for. This project seeks to address this gap.