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The Lived Experience of Creating, Together

David, who lives with dementia, and his wife Rachel, talk about the experience of participating in a co-creative research programme called 'With All.

David, who lives with dementia, and his wife Rachel, talk about their experience of participating in a co-creative research programme called ‘With All’.

They explain:

  • What motivated them both to take part in this project

  • How they both found the experience

  • Some of the positive experiences that arose as a result of the sessions

For many people, letting your guard down enough to immerse yourself in a creative activity can be a daunting experience. It can make some people feel exposed and uncomfortable. Under what circumstances or conditions would you feel comfortable to help create something? Has your enthusiasm for creating changed since receiving a diagnosis of dementia, or do you know somebody who has experienced such a change? Please share your thoughts and experiences in the comments.

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Dementia and the Arts: Sharing Practice, Developing Understanding and Enhancing Lives

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