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Why do the arts for people living with advanced dementia matter?

Damian Hebron explores how arts-based activities can enable in-the-moment experiences between care staff and residents within hospital wards.

Damian Hebron, Head of Arts at Cambridge University Hospitals, explains how arts-based activities can enable in-the-moment experiences within the environment of a hospital ward.

This video outlines the effects that an arts-based programme can have on people living with advanced dementia, and therefore why it still matters at the later stages of a dementia journey. It also explains ways in which the arts have engaged and challenged staff in the care of their patients living with dementia, leading to a change in the patient-staff dynamic.

CREDITS We would like to thank the Cambridge University Hospital Dance Project for providing the supplementary footage for this video.
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