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Observations from object handling

Prof Paul Camic shares some experiences that have come about as a result of people living with dementia participating in object handling sessions.

Prof Paul Camic shares some of the experiences that have come about as a result of people living with dementia participating in object handling sessions.

This includes:

  • A sense of curiosity, involvement and engagement
  • Feelings of wellbeing and pleasure
  • Stimulation of memories
  • A sense of connectedness brought about by the social experience

At the end of this week you will find a list of questions that you can use to try handling objects by yourself. When trying this exercise, either by yourself, with a partner, or in a group, notice whether it triggers any of the experiences outlined in this video.

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