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Working with people at different stages of their dementia journey

Barbara Stephens and Alice Thwaite discuss how no generalisations can be made when working with people with different dementias.

Barbara Stephens (Dementia Pathfinders) and Alice Thwaite (Equal Arts) discuss how no generalisations can be made when working with people with different demantias, or at different stages of their diagnosis.

They provide some thoughts on you can best work together with a person living with dementia. You will be encouraged to distinguish between arts practices and crafts practices, and to think of arts practices from a multi-sensory perspective.

You will also be introduced to the idea of in-the-moment experiences, which will be explored in greater depth in Week 2 of the course. In particular, Step 2.13 will investigate in more detail the critical moment of receiving a diagnosis.

CREDITS We would like to thank Equal Arts for providing the supplementary images for this video.
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