From early on in The Storybox Project we began to realise the benefits of taking a thematic approach to our creative work. In the simplest terms this means giving a theme to each workshop or activity and using it as a starting point. This is a way of working that we have found brings aContinue reading “Taking A Thematic Approach”
Hot summer weather is a real treat but it can also be an uncomfortable and unsettling time for people who are living with dementia. Alongside all the standard advice for keeping cool how can you use the creative activities that you are planning to help the people you support feel as calm and comfortable asContinue reading “Creative Ideas For Keeping Cool”
Image credit: James Mulkeen Working with groups is central to our work on The Storybox Project, but when supporting people living with dementia engaging people working one to one is also really important. This can be particularly true in carehomes where some residents may be too unwell to leave their room, especially those who areContinue reading “Working One To One”
Image credit: Roshana Rubin Mayhew When there are so many different ways to engage older people in residential and daycare settings what are the benefits of choosing to take a creative approach by using the arts as a starting point? Evidence shows that the arts can have a direct and positive impact on the healthContinue reading “Creative Approaches to Person Centred Care”
The way you prepare for a session and set it up can be just as important as the activities that you run during the session. These tips and ideas are all worth considering as you are getting ready to go!
Image credit: James Mulkeen The 2013 NICE Report ‘Dementia: independence and wellbeing’ stated that “It is important that people with dementia can take part in leisure activities during their day that are meaningful to them. People have different interests and preferences about how they wish to spend their time. People with dementia are no exception but increasingly needContinue reading “Outstanding Activities – The Storybox Project AT HOME”