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”

“Cinderella’s Pumpkin” – created at Knighthill House

Cinderella’s Pumpkin Is it a pineapple? Or a bunch of bananas? Whatever it is it’s cold. Is it a candle? Or an orange? Or an apple? Feels like fruit of some kind Feels funny Feels cold – brrrr! Can I eat it for my dinner? Lovely Silky Very nice Is it real? It’s bloomin’ heavyContinue reading ““Cinderella’s Pumpkin” – created at Knighthill House”

Bring Stories to Life – Lancashire Workforce Development Partnership

Last Thursday we spent the day in Preston with Lancashire Workforce Development Partnership. We spent the day working with a group of 10 care professionals investigating how participatory storytelling can be used to improve the health and well-being of people with dementia. The session was inspiring and though provoking, in particular around the consideration ofContinue reading “Bring Stories to Life – Lancashire Workforce Development Partnership”