Creative homes: an arts project in extra care housing

  Creative arts can add significantly to quality of life among extra care housing residents, improving mood, self-esteem and communication.  Neil McCarthy describes a project run by not-for-profit housing provider Octavia.  A paintbrush moves across a piece of drawing paper and slowly an image begins to emerge. As the page is transformed so is the painter; an older … Read more

The Funshops: improvised drama and humour.

John Killick describes his recent work in partnership with the Scottish Dementia Working Group.Author/s: John Killick For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Movement as the medium for connection, empathy, playfulness.

Donna Newman-Bluestein and Heather Hill explain what dance therapy means for people with dementia, and the role it can play as an integral part of person-centred care. Author/s: Donna Newman-Bluestein, Heather Hill For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Poems for life.

Katie Clark describes a reading group with a difference where people with dementia can rediscover the joys of reading poems together. Author/s: Katie Clark For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Imagine you are the ocean.

In this excerpt from her new book, Sarah Zoutewelle-Morris gives ideas and inspiration on collaborative poetry writing with people with dementia.Author/s: Sarah Zoutewelle-Morris For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Lighting Up: lessons learned in establishing an arts project.

Chris Sherratt tells the story of Lighting Up, an arts project that is trying to lay firm foundations for its future.Author/s: Chris Sherratt For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Stimmig! in Stuttgart

John Killick reports on an exciting meeting of minds Author/s: John Killick For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

‘A whole month of pleasure’ – making music on the South Downs.

Freya Wynn-Jones, Kathy Fordham and Vicky Hill celebrate an innovative project for people with dementia and their carers at Glyndebourne Opera House. Author/s: Freya Wynn-Jones, Kathy Fordham, Vicky Hill For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Exploring inner worlds.

Cynthia Heymanson and Jacqui Wharrad report on an enjoyable and enlightening opera about dementia. Author/s: Cynthia Heymanson, Jacqui Wharrad For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.