Working Without Words

When working with people living with dementia the reality is that many of the participants that you engage with may be experiencing varying degrees of difficulty with verbal communication. In the later stages of dementia this may reach the point where people no longer have any level of communication in a verbal sense. This couldContinue reading “Working Without Words”

Thinking About… Working With Older People

It is a brilliant development that it is increasingly common to come across creative projects specifically targeting older people. Be it a music project collaborating with a professional orchestra or a craft project in a local church hall, it is now much easier to find participatory work focussed in this area. But what do weContinue reading “Thinking About… Working With Older People”

Creative Ideas For Keeping Cool

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”

Creative Approaches to Person Centred Care

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”

Outstanding Activities – The Storybox Project AT HOME

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”

The Storybox Project at The National Football Museum

The Storybox Project at the National Football Museum is brand-new creative workshop designed especially for people living with dementia. We have worked with the learning team at the NFM to create a unique creative workshop inspired by football, which has been designed especially for people living with dementia. This means that NFM are now aboutContinue reading “The Storybox Project at The National Football Museum”

The Storybox Project at Ashton Library

Are you living with dementia? Or do you support someone with dementia? STORYBOX – CREATIVE CAFÉ is delighted to be returning to Tameside Central Library offering fun, creative activities designed especially for people with dementia and their family and friends. Try something new! Meet people! Have fun! Each session will take a different theme asContinue reading “The Storybox Project at Ashton Library”